Hearing Office Settlement Conference

A hearing officer settlement conference (HOSC) is a service where parties who are close to a resolution, but have identifiable sticking points or roadblocks, can work with a sitting hearing officer to see if those sticking points/roadblocks can be overcome so that the parties can avoid a hearing and can move to finalizing the resolution.

If both parties agree to participate in a HOSC, please contact the ODR case manager assigned to the matter and a settlement hearing officer who is an active hearing officer, but who is not the presiding hearing officer in the case, will be assigned to assist the parties through a HOSC

ODR’s HOSC Parent Guide (English)

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ODR’s HOSC Parent Guide (Spanish)

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