Board Member

A hearing may be conducted with either one or two board members.

Board members play an active role in the hearing process. They ask questions of the witnesses, parties or legal representatives. After they hear the evidence, they make a decision about the case.

Their role includes ensuring that proceedings are conducted within the procedural rules and that those appearing at the hearing are treated with courtesy and consideration. They also make sure that time is used effectively during the hearing.

The procedure used in each hearing may vary depending on the nature of the case, the issues in dispute and the parties involved, including whether all parties are represented, or are self-represented.