It is very important to prepare for your judicial review hearing. A judge may hear many cases in a day and you need to be able to present your case quickly and clearly. You also need to be able to answer any questions that the judge might have.
Spend some time thinking about how you can clearly explain your case to the judge. You should be able to reduce your case down to a few sentences. If you have a friend who is willing to listen, you should practice how you will explain things clearly to the judge.
It is important that you review all the judicial review documents, especially the affidavits and the WCAT record, and know where everything is in the petition record. Have all of your documents organized so that you can find things quickly if you need to. It might be helpful to use post-it notes to flag important documents in your copies.
This section will talk about going to court and speaking to a judge. It will also discuss the judge’s decision and how the court order is written up.