Oral Hearing

Oral hearings are the most common appeal forum. If the appeal is more complex, it will probably be decided by an oral hearing. The party requesting the hearing usually must appear in person at the hearing and present the appeal to the panel verbally. In certain situations, the Appeal Commission may allow a party to participate via teleconference. The appeal can be supported by a written submission. Witnesses may attend in support of the appeal. The Appeal Commission must be advised if witnesses will be attending. Some examples of appeals decided by an oral hearing are: