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We independently resolve administrative disputes through accessible, fair, prompt processes and issue sound decisions.


Welcome from the Chief Administrative Law Judge

Welcome to the Office of Administrative Hearings. This site was designed to help you prepare for your administrative hearing.

It includes hearing videos and frequently asked questions on how to prepare and present your case.

We hope that this site will help you understand the hearing process and answer your questions.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Lorraine Lee
Chief Administrative Law Judge
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Public Service – We provide professional, competent, and high quality service. We continuously improve through innovative problem-solving and efficient processes. We are accountable and take pride in our work.

Respect - We treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Integrity- We hold ourselves to the highest level of ethical standards. We provide fair, impartial hearings and a neutral forum to resolve disputes between the public and government agencies.

Communication - We provide clear, open, and honest communication to promote understanding, cooperation, unity, and productivity.

Employees - We are committed to the personal and professional development of our employees. We actively seek involvement and a shared sense of commitment and service at all levels.

Videos to Help You Prepare for Hearing

These videos show how to prepare for and be more effective in your hearing.

Unemployment Insurance*
Video demonstration of an Unemployment Insurance hearing*
Click here

Una demostración en video de una audiencia de Seguro de Desempleo**
Hága clic aquí

Child Support
Video demonstration of a Child Support hearing
Click here

Una demostración en video de una audiencia de Manutención de Niños
Hága clic aquí

Public Assistance
Video demonstration of a public assistance hearing
Click here

*Please note the Agency Records Center address has changed to PO Box 9555, Olympia, WA 98507-9555.
Please refer to this website for the most recent address information.

**Atención, la dirección para el Agency Records Center o (Centro de los Registros de la Agencia) ha cambiado a PO Box 9555, Olympia, WA 98507-9555. Por favor, vaya a esta página web para la información sobre la dirección mas reciente.

It may take several minutes after you click on the link for the video to load. Thank you for your patience.

OAH Public Contacts

Public Information Officer - Primary Media Contact
Executive Assistant Barb Cleveland - (360) 407-2700

Public Disclosure Officer
Executive Assistant Barb Cleveland - (360) 407-2700

Links to Rule Making Information
Rulemaking Activity
Emergency Rule CR-103E went into effect on June 8, 2016 regarding interpreter services.

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