The Workplace of Administrative Law Judges performs the initial adjudicative truth-discovering in Commission administrative complaint proceedings, guided by the FTC Act, the Administrative Process Act, relevant case law interpreting these statutes, and the FTC’s Guidelines of Practice, 16 C.F.R. Portion three. The administrative law judge assigned to handle every single complaint issued by the Commission holds pre-hearing conferences resolves discovery disputes, evidentiary disputes and procedural disputes and conducts the full adversarial evidentiary hearing on the record. There is certainly zero middle ground when it comes to a speeding ticket: The judge will either find you guilty of speeding at the speed cited by the ticket and assess the points needed by the law or the judge will discover you not guilty. I advised her that it will be hard for her to inform the judge she does not have any income to spend rent whilst showing up with a higher-priced lawyer in a 3-piece suit!