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The Office of Administrative Hearings in Oakland is located at 2349 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200, in Sacramento, California, 95833. The state building is located within a small business park, encircled by Gateway Oaks Drive and Venture Oaks Way. The hearing rooms are all located on the second floor. OAH is located up a set of stairs after entering the building. There are several waiting rooms and conference rooms. There is no security.

If your hearing is scheduled at OAH, it will be printed on a piece of paper hung outside the OAH main office. There is no “check-in” procedure, the attorneys and respondent go straight to the assigned hearing room.

Hearing rooms at OAH Sacramento are technically open to the public, but in practice are very private. The attorneys sit at tables near the back, while the judge and witness sit near the front of the room. The restrooms are accessible to the public.

The attorney who represents the agency, either staff counsel or the Deputy Attorney General, will usually be at the hearing room 5-10 minutes before the hearing starts. The judges enter the courtroom from a separate entrance, and can appear anywhere from 10-15 minutes early to 10-15 minutes late. It is important to meet your attorney before entering the courtroom, because the judge who presides over the hearing will be assessing your demeanor and credibility, and making a good impression is important.

At Ray & Bishop, PLC, we appear at OAH Sacramento throughout the year, and have represented clients at more than 100 hearings just since 2012. Put our experience and ability to work on your case if you are facing license discipline.

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