Public Hearing Information
Public Hearings are scheduled by the Office of the Hearing Examiner. The PHRC currently has two Hearing Examiners, Tamara Shehadeh-Cope, Esq. and Darlene Hemerka, Esq.
The primary focus of the Office of the Hearing Examiner is to perform the adjudicatory functions of the PHRC. The office adjudicates Motions, issues Rules to Show Cause when petitions are filed alleging a Respondent has failed to answer a Complaint, makes recommendation of a finding of liability when a Respondent does not respond to a Rule to Show Cause, conducts pre-hearing conferences in those cases that are approved for Public Hearing, and either conducts hearings as Hearing Examiner or advises a Panel of Commissioners when a Panel is assigned to hear a case.