Quickly access hyperlinked documents and resources related to the OALP and the administrative review process. Additional resources will be frequently added.
OALP Policies and Notices
- Procedures for Administrative Hearings
- Policy on Observing Hearings
- Notices pertaining to matters involving the Department of Child Services:
General OALP Resources
Forms for Pro Se Parties, Representatives, or Attorneys
The documents below are forms that an individual, representative, or attorney may use and file with OALP on behalf of a party to an administrative case. These documents are not required.
The forms and descriptions on this page are not legal advice. Additionally, these forms are general documents and should be completed in conjunction with a careful review of the applicable law(s) to ensure that you have included all relevant information.
How to Use These Forms
To use these forms, read the description of the form and ensure it's a form you need. Download the form, then you may "tab" through the document and fill in the form as needed. Many forms have drop down boxes where you may make a selection from options provided. These forms are meant to be tailored to you and your case. Filing the form alone without your case information and specific request or signature will not be sufficient. These forms contain some legal terms. To look up legal terms you can use https://www.uscourts.gov/glossary. If you file a document with OALP, please save as or convert it to a .pdf (if possible) and make sure the opposing party also gets a copy.
Request for Reasonable Accommodation: This form can be used to request a reasonable accommodation. A reasonable accommodation is something that will help a witness, Party, attorney, or other participant with a disability to participate in a proceeding. Filing Parties are not required to use this form and may make a reasonable accommodation request at any time. Some examples of accommodations are: large print, translation of documents into braille, telephonic hearing due to inability to attend a hearing in person, or any other reasonable accommodation needed by the individual.
Request for Interpreter: This form can be used to request an interpreter. This form may be used to request an interpreter for witnesses, Parties, or other participants at various stages in the proceeding who have limited English proficiency, including those who communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). You can request an interpreter for a single event or for the duration of the proceeding. You can request that OALP provide you with an interpreter or you can request that the ALJ allow you to bring a specific person to serve as your interpreter. If needed, you can also request that the OALP use an translator to translate any written documents sent to you.
Request for Stay of Effectiveness of an Agency Action: This form can be used at the start of an administrative appeal to request an action by the agency be put on pause throughout the duration of the administrative appeal. A party should first seek clarification regarding whether the agency intends to immediately take action before requesting a stay. If not, a request for a stay may not be necessary.
Motion for Continuance: This form can be used to request that an ALJ move a scheduled proceeding or that an ALJ change a deadline in a case. Deadlines and proceedings may be rescheduled for good cause. To receive a decision more quickly, check with the opposing Party to see if the opposing Party has an objection to your request and include the opposing Party's answer in your motion. Make sure to file your motion as soon as you know you will need the deadline or proceeding rescheduled.
Motion to Dismiss: This form can be used to request that the case be dismissed based on informal resolution by the parties with or without agreed upon conditions. Dismissal with prejudice means that a case cannot be brought before a judge again; a dismissal without prejudice means that the case can be brought before a judge at a later date. Other reasons for dismissal may also be listed on this form.
Motion to Withdraw Appeal: This form can be used to request that an ALJ dismiss the case. This form is filed by the complaining Party who requested that the ALJ review the case. If granted, this motion will end the case.
Motion for Default: This form can be used to request that an ALJ hold a Party in default. When a Party is held in default, the Party loses the case. For a complaining Party, a default order will result in the case being dismissed. For a responding Party, a default order will result in the ALJ accepting the complaining Party's factual allegations as true. Holding a Party in default is a two-part process. First, the ALJ will issue a proposed default order. Second, the opposing Party will have an opportunity to explain to the ALJ why a default order should not be entered. Based on the filing Party's motion (this form) and the opposing Party's response (if any), the ALJ will decide whether to hold the Party in default. A Party is only held in default when a default order is entered.
Response to Entry of Proposed Default Order: This form can be used to respond to a proposed default order entered by an ALJ. A Party can use this form to explain to an ALJ why a default order should not be entered. The filing Party should make sure to include all reasons why it would be unfair for an ALJ to enter the default order.
Motion for Summary Judgment: This form can be used to request that the ALJ move forward with applying the law to the facts in the record as shown in the motion prior to participating in an evidentiary hearing. This motion is appropriate where the parties agree about the material facts of the case and the only outstanding issue is the application of the law to those facts. A fact is material if its resolution would affect the outcome of the case. This request may be made for a single issue in the case, multiple issues in the case, or all outstanding issues. If the ALJ finds it appropriate to grant summary judgment, the ALJ will then evaluate the undisputed material facts in the record, apply the law to those facts, and issue a Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommended Order.
Response to Motion for Summary Judgment: This form can be used to respond to a Motion for Summary Judgment. A response is appropriate where the non-moving (responding) party believes there is a genuine issue of material fact or where the non-moving party agrees summary judgment is appropriate but would like to submit an argument as to why the ALJ should not find in favor of the moving party based on the applicable law.
Motion to Compel: This form can be used to request the ALJ order another party to cooperate in the discovery process. This motion should only be used after other attempts by the moving party have been made to resolve the discovery dispute informally and evidence of such efforts should be provided with the motion.
Response to Motion to Compel: This form can be used to respond to a Motion to Compel. A response is appropriate where the non-moving (responding) party disputes the allegations set out in the Motion to Compel, the responding party has evidence that the parties reached an alternative agreement regarding discovery, the responding party has evidence that it already complied with the request, or the responding party wants to argue that there is a compelling reason for its failure to comply with the discovery request.
Proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommended Order: This form can be used to submit proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law, and a recommended order for the ALJ’s consideration. Findings of fact consist of the party's version of events, as supported by the evidence. Conclusions of law are the party's arguments, as supported by the applicable law. The recommended order is where a party can request specific action from the ALJ regarding the desired outcome of the appeal. The ALJ will inform the parties following the evidentiary hearing whether the ALJ will accept proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law, and a recommended order and will provide a timeline for submission.
Notice of Election (ICRC): This form can be used to make an election under the Indiana Civil Rights Law, the Indiana Fair Housing Act, or both the Indiana Civil Rights Law and the Indiana Fair Housing Act. This form is specific to Indiana Civil Rights Commission cases. It can be used to request that a State Court decide the case instead of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Please review the Notice of Finding carefully to see if a probable cause (Indiana Civil Rights Law) or reasonable cause (Indiana Fair Housing Act) finding was made. In some cases, both a probable cause finding, and reasonable cause finding exist, in which case an election must meet both laws' requirements to move both claims to a State Court.
Witness and Exhibit List: This form may be used to submit a witness and exhibit list to the ALJ in advance of a hearing and in compliance with an ALJ's order. This document will contain a list of witnesses and exhibits a party intends to present at the hearing. The exhibits should be attached with the list. A brief description of the exhibit and the purpose for which the exhibit will be introduced should also be included in the list. Likewise, the list should provide the name of each witness (and title, if relevant) as well as the purpose for which the witness will be called.
Joint Update on Settlement Negotiations: This form can be used to provide an update to the ALJ regarding the status of settlement negotiations or mediation. This form should be submitted jointly by the parties following an order from the ALJ to provide an update.
Withdrawal of Representation: This form may be used by an attorney or representative for a party to an action before the OALP to withdraw as counsel or representative for that party. This form should not be used to notify the party of the withdrawal; that should be completed prior to notifying the ALJ. The withdrawal must contain updated and accurate service information for the party for whom the appearance is being withdrawn. This form is not necessary at the conclusion of a case.
Notice of Preferred Service Method: This form can be used to specify how a Party or attorney would like to receive service of documents. You can receive communications by mail or email. You may use this form to ask for mail or email service, depending on your preference. You can also specify if you would like filings to be placed in the care of your attorney. Unless you file this form and request service to be completed differently, Parties and attorneys will both receive copies or filings that will be served by mail. This form is only relevant to Indiana Civil Rights Commission proceedings.
Instructions for Telephone/Video Hearings: Resource coming soon.
Joint Proposed Case Management Schedule: This form can be used when the Parties agree to the needed case management deadlines. Case management deadlines are the deadlines for the major events in a proceeding needed to close a case. The Parties may file this form before the ALJ has set case management deadlines or to request that the ALJ set new case management deadlines.
Motion to Intervene: This form can be used when a person would like to join a case as a party (intervening party). If you are a person who will be affected by an order issued in a case, you have a statement or evidence that you wish to present, and you are not a Party to the case, then you may file this form requesting that the ALJ add you as a Party to the case.
Subject Matter Specific Resources
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