If your disability hearing is taking place over video conference, it is important to be aware of the pros and cons. Your Ocala disability lawyer will explain to you the logistics of video hearings so that you may decide if it is the right choice for you.
If you have been assigned a favorable administrative law judge (ALJ) for your video hearing, it is best to go forward with the video hearing rather than requesting that the hearing be held in person.
Rescheduling the hearing may result in a new ALJ, as well as the possibility of a much later date.
If you are having a video hearing, there may be issues with your Ocala disability lawyer having sufficient time to obtain the file containing the hearing exhibits and enter any new evidence.
Your Ocala disability attorney will not be given an opportunity to go over the hearing exhibits prior to a video hearing, as the file containing them will be with the ALJ. Remember that, even over video, the judge will be able to hear anything you say while in the hearing room.
The ALJ will decide if and how any expert witnesses will appear at your video hearing. They could be present over video at a separate location, at the same location as the ALJ, or at the same location as you and your Ocala disability lawyer.
Regardless of whether your hearing is in person or over video, your Ocala disability lawyer will be present with you to support and advocate for you. Call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC for more information at 352-304-5300.