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EOIR authorizes use of settlement officers in OCAHO cases

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 3, 2020

    The EOIR Director issues Policy Memo 20-16, describing a voluntary process whereby parties can use settlement officers in cases before the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) as a means of alternative dispute resolution. The memorandum describes the role of a settlement officer, when cases may be referred to settlement officers, how cases are referred, the settlement conference process; confidentiality requirements, and how settlement negotiations conclude.

    [ID #1021]

    2020.08.03 OCAHO Settlement Officer Program
  2. Effective Date

    August 3, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR


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