What We Do
The Office of Administrative Litigation litigates or otherwise resolves cases set for hearing. The lawyers & technical staff in this Office represent the public interest and seek to litigate or settle cases in a timely, efficient and equitable manner while ensuring the outcomes are consistent with Commission policy.
Resolve disputes through settlement by:
- Developing and serving on all parties objective settlement positions, or top sheets;
- Conducting or participating in settlement processes with energy industry officials, state commissions, customers and other intervening parties; and
- Assisting the settlement judge and parties to ensure agreements are consistent with Commission policy.
Litigate unresolved issues by:
- Conducting needed discovery and performing detailed analysis of data to develop prepared testimony and exhibits, and supporting such testimony through cross examination in administrative hearings;
- Preparing and presenting oral arguments, conducting direct and cross examination in proceedings before Administrative Law Judges, and preparing and filing legal briefs; and
- Ensuring that the evidentiary record developed in each case is adequate for decision making by the ALJ and the Commission, while meeting all required deadlines.