LJuCR 3.9. REVIEW HEARINGS. (a) Testimony. All contested review hearings, including permanency planning reviews, shall be held without oral testimony, unless a motion is properly and timely made by a party with due notice to all other parties, and the motion is granted by the court to allow oral testimony. The parties may present further evidence in written affidavit or declaration form, and the social file and other appropriate diagnostic, treatment and progress reports and recommendations from service providers shall also be considered at the request of any party. Any written materials shall be made available to the other parties at a reasonable time prior to the hearing. (b) Parties to Be Heard. Unless the court orders further testimony pursuant to subsection (a) above, the only persons who may be heard at review hearings shall be the current caseworker, the parent(s) or guardian/custodian of the child, the guardian ad litem, and any foster or relative caregiver entitled to an opportunity to be heard under state or federal law. [Adopted effective September 1, 2004.]
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