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Am I not permitted to file a brief following the close of the pre-election hearing?


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.

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