Definitions for "Pre-Hearing Conference"
A conference between the department (usually represented by the FHC) and the appellant to clarify and attempt to resolve the issues in the hearing request. The FHC initiates this conference. Upon request of a party or his or her own motion the ALJ may direct the parties or their representatives to engage in a prehearing conference. See: Fair Hearings
a conference between you and your attorney, the judge, and parties on the other side of the case and their attorneys to clarify the issues and procedures in the case
a conference held before the evidentiary hearing (usually telephonically), between the AJ and the parties or their representatives