As of right now, December 21, 2018, it looks like the government shut down will commence this evening, 6 PM California time.
If you are scheduled for an ALJ hearing during the shutdown, we are advised by personnel at the hearings offices that all hearings will be conducted. The judges are considered “essential personnel” and will continue to work, whether or not they get paid. The support staff may not working and so there may be unavoidable slowdowns. We will all try to be patient.
Please confirm with our office prior to your hearing that it is to proceed.
Potter Cohen & Samulon