OAH hearings are audio recorded. OAH judicial staff determines when a court reporter is mandatory and issues an appropriate order. Even when not ordered, any party may arrange to have a court reporter at the hearing. All logistical and payment arrangements related to court reporters are the responsibility of the requesting party, not OAH. If a transcript is prepared, the requesting party is required to provide a copy of the transcript to the assigned judge. OAH can provide audio recordings of hearings for a $10 fee.Audio Recording Requests
Attorneys should bring electronic exhibits loaded onto a laptop or a flash drive. For hearings held at OAH's St. Paul office, OAH will provide a projector capable of attaching to a laptop so that exhibits can be more conveniently viewed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled hearing to request the presence of the projector.
OAH arranges interpreter services for parties involved in OAH matters. Interpreters are available for any type of case. Scheduling is subject to location, requested language and interpreter availability. All requests should be made at least 14 days in advance of the proposed conference, mediation or hearing date.
In administrative law matters, the fee for interpreters is billed to the client agency. The fee for interpreters hired for workers' compensation matters is paid for by the Special Compensation Fund.
Cari Snaza : (651) 361-7906
To avoid cancellation fees, be sure to contact OAH immediately if a scheduled interpreter is no longer needed.
OAH hires interpreters from the current State of Minnesota Master Contract List. Interpreters who need additional information about the State of Minnesota Master Contract List should contact the Minnesota Department of Administration, Materials Management Division, at (651) 296-2600.
OAH offers video conferencing services for parties involved in docketed matters. Requests must be approved by the presiding judge, and scheduling is subject to availability. All requests should be made at least 14 days in advance of the scheduled proceedings.
OAH staff work with other governmental agencies to find a convenient and cost-effective location for the requesting party to appear via video conference. Typically, there is no fee for the service when OAH can connect to a site at another governmental location. In the event the site charges a fee, that fee will be billed to the party requesting the video conference.
Administrative Law Matters: Cari Snaza (651) 361-7906
Workers' Compensation Matters: Bob Hosman (651) 361-7904
Wireless internet access is available at OAH's St. Paul location using the Stassen Building Guest network. OAH's Duluth location does not currently offer wireless internet access.