|What to Expect|
|Specialized Caseload Hearings|
Prehearing Conference (PHC)
What happens at a PHC?
The prehearing conference is by phone. It usually lasts 30 minutes or less.
The judge will address:
At the prehearing you will not:
You must participate in the prehearing conference. Your case may be cancelled (dismissed).
You will receive a Notice of Prehearing Conference. It will have a number to call and a code to use to join the conference.
If you have trouble calling in hang up and call OAH at 253-476-6890. If the judge does not join the call within ten minutes after the start time, call OAH at 253-476-6890.
If you do not join the call, the judge may dismiss your case.
After the prehearing conference, you will receive a Prehearing Conference Order. The order lists all of the deadlines and the hearing date, time and location.
Sample Prehearing Conference Order