Rule 12-21 Order of Proceedings.

Testimony and argument on the law and facts shall be presented in the following order: petitioner, witnesses called by the petitioner, if any, cross-examination, the respondent(s) and/or their counsel, witnesses called by respondent(s) and/or their counsel, cross-examination, and closing statements. Each party shall be afforded an opportunity to present rebuttal testimony, if deemed appropriate by the hearing officer. Closing statements, if any, shall be made first by petitioner. The order of proceedings may be modified at the discretion of the hearing officer.