Entire Tribunal Introduction
The Entire Tribunal utilizes a formal hearing process to resolve the more complicated appeals. There is a formal record of the hearing and attorneys typically represent the parties. Entire Tribunal Hearings can range in length from one day to two months or more. The majority of such hearings, however, are conducted over a five-day period. Entire Tribunal hearings are held in the Lansing office. The presiding judge is either a Tribunal member or a hearing officer (i.e. an administrative law judge). For more information about the workings of the Entire Tribunal, see Rules of Practice and Procedure.