The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Division maintains a panel of ALJs who have been trained, and who have served, as ADR neutrals. These ALJs have completed a 40-hour program at the CPUC, the National Judicial College (NJC), or other providers. Many ALJs have received supplemental training at the NJC, Harvard Law School, University of Southern California, U.S. District Court, and programs. ALJs also receive periodic short-training courses throughout the year. The current ADR panel is made up of the following ALJs.
Clicking the name of each ALJ will reveal their bio:
Kelly A. Hymes has been an Administrative Law Judge at the California Public Utilities Commission since 2011. Her case assignments have focused on energy and telecommunications issues. Before becoming an ALJ, Judge Hymes served as Advisor to Commissioner Dian Grueneich for five years. In that capacity, she briefed the Commissioner on telecommunications, transportation, and low income issues. Judge Hymes also spent five years as a Commission Regulatory Analyst in the former Telecommunications Division.Judge Hymes has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has also completed course work at the National Judicial College.