What happens when a matter goes to the Panel?

First, the Chair assigns the matter to an Adjudicator.

Next, the Panel’s Office Administrator will ask the parties when they can be available to have a telephone conference with the assigned Adjudicator. The purpose of the telephone conference is to give all of the parties the opportunity to discuss their human rights complaint with an Adjudicator as well as how and when a Hearing will take place.

This very important first step is called a “Pre-Hearing Conference”.