(1) An administrative law judge shall be a resident of Louisiana.
(2) An administrative law judge shall be licensed to practice law in Louisiana.
(3) An administrative law judge shall have been engaged in the actual practice of law for at least five years prior to his appointment.
(1) Regulate the adjudicatory proceedings assigned to him.
(2) Issue such decisions and orders as are necessary to promote a fair, orderly, and prompt adjudication.
(3) Exercise those powers vested in the presiding officer in the Administrative Procedure Act.
(4) If the parties do not object, conduct adjudications or conferences in person or by telephone, video conference, or similar communication equipment, and administer oaths in such proceedings.
(5) Continue an adjudication in any case when a party or subpoenaed necessary witness has been called to service in the uniformed services as defined in R.S. 29:403(9), including but not limited to a proceeding pursuant to R.S. 32:667.
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