Video Hearings (Recommendations)

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Recommendation 2011-4, “Agency Use of Video Hearings: Best Practices and Possibilities for Expansion,” encourages agencies, especially those with a high volume of cases, to consider the use of video teleconferencing technology for hearings and other administrative proceedings. The recommendation sets forth factors agencies should consider when deciding whether to use video...

This proposed recommendation on Best Practices for Using Video Teleconferencing for Hearings will be considered by the Assembly at the 61st Plenary Session on December 4-5, 2014.

This recommendation offers practical guidance regarding how best to conduct video hearings, and addresses the following subjects: Equipment and environment, training, financial considerations, procedural practices, fairness and satisfaction, and collaboration among agencies. It also provides for the development of a video hearings handbook by ACUS's Office of the Chairman.