Further Hearing Law and Legal Definition
A further hearing is an additional hearing which is ordered by a Presiding Judge in order to seek additional evidence and/or argument. The authority to order further hearings, have been delegated to Presiding Judges. A Presiding Judge orders a further hearing for obtaining additional evidence when s/he chooses not to adopt a judge’s proposed decision, allow the proposed decision to be adopted by Action of Law, or issue a Director’s alternate decision. The further hearing must be ordered on or prior to the expiration of the certification date or the certified proposed decision will be adopted by Action of Law.