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The Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court, in accordance with Virginia Code § 2.2-4024 maintains a list of attorneys who serve as “hearing officers” authorized to preside over formal hearings conducted in accordance with Virginia Code § 2.2-4020.  Parties to informal fact-finding proceedings conducted pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4019 may agree to have a hearing officer preside at those proceedings as well.  Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-4024 the Executive Secretary has promulgated rules for the administration of the hearing officer system.  The Executive Secretary also has the authority to establish the number of hearing officers necessary to preside over administrative hearings in the Commonwealth.

Contact Information
To request the appointment of a hearing officer by the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia, please email hearingofficer@courts.state.va.us.
For other questions, please contact Pat Kirtz at (804) 786-6455.

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