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Hearing Clerk's Office

The Hearing Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaing and archiving the formal record in cases brought before the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ). The Hearing Clerk's Office serves pleadings, submissions, and decisions and orders upon parties and certifies the formal record of proceedings to federal courts upon appeal.


Hearing Clerk's Office Staff

Hearing Clerk

Telephone / Fax
Email Address
Caroline Hill,
Acting Hearing Clerk
Room 1031,
South Bldg.
t: (202) 720-4443
f: (202) 720-9776

Legal Assistants

Eliuth Morón
Room 1031,
South Bldg.
(202) 720-4443
Aiesha N. Bynum-Wimbley Room 1031,
South Bldg.
(202) 720-4443



Information Requests

For information and/or documents relating to a case, you may submit a written request to the Hearing Clerk’s Office (HCO) via email, fax, or regular mail (see contact information below).

All requests shall include the following:

  • Name of requester;

  • Requester's contact information (mailing address; email address; telephone number; fax number)
  • Description of information/documents being requested; and
  • If requesting copies of documents, preferred method of delivery (mail; email; fax).

Please note that, with regard to time, non-party information requests will be treated the same as requests made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Therefore, non-party requesters should expect a response from HCO within twenty (20) business days from the date that the information request is received. “Business days” do not include Saturdays, Sundays, or federal holidays. See 7 C.F.R. § 1.7(a).


Office of the Hearing Clerk
United States Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Stop 9203, Room 1031, South Building
Washington, DC 20250-9203

Phone: (202) 720-4443
Fax: (202) 720-9776


Hours for Filing: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern)