Iowa Admin. Code r. 187-11.16 - Prehearing conference and disclosures

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

(1) Any party may request a prehearing conference. A written request for prehearing conference or an order for prehearing conference on the presiding officer's own motion shall be filed not less than seven days prior to the hearing date. A prehearing conference shall be scheduled not less than three business days prior to the hearing date.

Written notice of the prehearing conference shall be given by the presiding officer to all parties. For good cause the presiding officer may permit variances from this rule.

(2) Each party shall disclose at or prior to the prehearing conference:
a. A final list of the witnesses who the party anticipates will testify at hearing. Witnesses not listed may be excluded from testifying unless there was good cause for the failure to include their names; and
b. A final list of exhibits which the party anticipates will be introduced at hearing. Exhibits other than rebuttal exhibits that are not listed may be excluded from admission into evidence unless there was good cause for the failure to include them.
c. Witness or exhibit lists may be amended subsequent to the prehearing conference within the time limits established by the presiding officer at the prehearing conference. Any such amendments must be served on all parties.
(3) In addition to the requirements of subrule 11.16(2), the parties at aprehearing conference may:
a. Enter into stipulations of law or fact;
b. Enter into stipulations on the admissibility of exhibits;
c. Identify matters which the parties intend to request be officially noticed;
d. Enter into stipulations for waiver of any provision of law; and
e. Consider any additional matters which will expedite the hearing.
(4) Prehearing conferences shall be conducted by telephone unless otherwise ordered. Parties shall exchange and receive witness and exhibit lists in advance of a telephone prehearing conference. Unless otherwise provided in the order setting a prehearing conference, the prehearing conference shall be conducted by an administrative law judge.
(5) The parties shall exchange copies of all exhibits marked for introduction at hearing in the manner provided in subrule 11.21 (4) no later than three business days in advance of hearing, or as ordered by the presiding officer at the prehearing conference.

Notes

Iowa Admin. Code r. 187-11.16
Amended by IAB October 10, 2018/Volume XLI, Number 8, effective 11/14/2018

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