Parties may file post-election briefs only by special permission of the hearing officer, who will make that decision in consultation with regional management. If a brief is allowed, the hearing officer will determine when it will be filed and what subjects will be addressed in the brief. It is anticipated that post-hearing briefs will not be allowed in most cases. However, a party may file a brief, memorandum of points and authorities, or other legal arguments with the hearing officer before the hearing closes, if it wishes to do so. Regardless, parties do have a right to present oral argument at the close of the hearing. And parties may file a brief in support of their request for review of the director’s decision and direction of the election if the election results have not rendered the issues moot.