At the request of the President, the Attorney General participates in the work of the Council and consults with its members, in particular on Commonwealth matters before the courts, and develops methods to avoid undue delays in the consideration of such cases. The U.S. Marshal is only entitled to reimburse travel expenses from the place where the summons was served on the court city and to return. The Office of the United States Marshal does not have the authority to reimburse expenses beyond normal government travel expenses. Certain special situations arise which may be dealt with by the President of the Court or the Registrar of the Court. At each of its meetings, the Council shall keep under constant review the organization, rules and procedures of the Commonwealth judicial system, the work and results of the Commonwealth judicial system and its various components; and conducts studies on the need for or absence of additional judges of the Virginia Supreme Court, the Virginia Court of Appeals, and the District Courts. (r) Establish a timetable for oral arguments to adjudicate all admissible claims which, as determined by the President, constitute pure questions of law. The President of the Supreme Court or other judge convening the Council shall be the President of the Council. The presiding judge has the duty to hold a fair and impartial trial in accordance with the law, to take appropriate measures to control the pre-examination and hearing process, to avoid delays and to maintain order. The President shall have all the powers necessary for that purpose, including the following powers: Table of Contents » Title 17.1. Registration Tribunals » Chapter 7. Judicial decision-making bodies » Article 1. Conseil de la magistrature” § 17.1-703.
(q) make such orders as are necessary for the exercise of its duties and responsibilities under this Part; and (d) interference. In the exercise of judicial functions, a President is not responsible or subject to the supervision or direction of the Director or any officer, employee or representative involved in the exercise of investigative or law enforcement functions for NHTSA. All instructions given by the administrator to a president in connection with legal proceedings shall be recorded in the minutes and shall form an integral part thereof. (l) refer decisions made under Article 2.323(f)(1) to the Commission or refer matters to the Commission for decision, either at the discretion of the President, at the request of a party under Article 2.323(f)(2), or at the direction of the Commission. (p) dispose of applications by written or oral decision at a pre-negotiation hearing or conference. The Chairperson should ensure that parties who are not present at the oral decision are informed without delay; (d) decide on offers of evidence and receive evidence. In proceedings under this Part, strict rules of evidence shall not apply to pleadings. However, the Chair may, on request or on his own initiative, delete any part of a written submission or response to a written question that is not relevant, unmaterial, unreliable, reproduced or cumulative. If a witness has special needs for which reimbursement is provided, please contact the President of the Court or the Registry of the Court before incurring costs. The Office of the Field Marshal of the United States cannot pay without written permission from the court. Special situations may include, but are not limited to: (h) the processing of procedural requests or similar matters; (10) Take any action permitted in this Part or in accordance with the provisions of Title 5, U.S.C., Sections 551 through 559. (b) Exclusion of Parties by the President.
A chair has the authority to exclude any party, participant and/or representative who contravenes the requirements of section 511.76 from participation in the proceeding for cause specified in the minutes. Any party, participant and/or representative so excluded may contact the Administrator in accordance with the provisions of § 511.23. If the representative of a party or participant is excluded, the hearing is suspended for a reasonable period of time to allow the party or participant to obtain another representative. (1) If a presiding officer considers that he is not entitled to preside over a particular procedure, he shall resign by notification and notify the Supreme Administrative Judge of his resignation. (5) governing the conduct of negotiations and that of the parties and their representatives; (e) limit irrelevant, insubstantial, unreliable, redundant or cumulative evidence and/or arguments; (m) Reopen the proceedings to receive additional evidence at any time prior to the initial decision; (b) issue legally authorized subpoenas, including subpoenas, requested by a participant to testify witnesses or to produce evidence, if the applicant demonstrates the general relevance and reasonable scope of the evidence sought; (7) to examine and decide, orally or in writing, all procedural and other requests that are appropriate in the context of judicial proceedings; The following types of expenditures are not approved: (9) confirming questions put to the Administrator for decision; and (a) General. The President has the duty to hold full, fair and impartial hearings, to take appropriate measures to avoid unnecessary delays in the closure of the proceedings and to maintain order. It shall have all the powers necessary for this purpose, including the following powers: (k) establish appropriate timetables for the conduct of the procedure and take reasonably calculated measures to comply with the general timetables; (s) Take all other measures consistent with the law, this chapter and 5 U.S.C. 551-558. (c) Replacement of the President. If a new President is replaced by the one initially appointed, any request based on such replacement must be made within five (5) days of the replacement. A copy of the application and affidavit shall be served by the Chief Administrative Judge on the presiding judge whose removal is sought. The President shall have ten (10) days from the notification to respond in writing.
Such a request shall not suspend the proceedings unless the President or Director decides otherwise. If the chair does not disqualify, the administrator decides on the validity of the reasons invoked, either directly or on the basis of a report of another chair designated to hold a hearing for that purpose, and takes appropriate action in the event of recusal by appointing another chair or requesting that another administrative judge be sent by the hearing board. (j) Hold conferences, before or during the hearing, for the purpose of resolving or simplifying disputes or for any other reasonable purpose; (6) to hold conferences for the purpose of simplifying matters, regulating procedure or for other appropriate purposes; 1930, p. 789, § 17-225; Michie Code 1942, § 6571h; 1968, c. 387; 1991, c. 406; 1995, c. 41; 1998, c. 872.