How is an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned to a case?

Generally, ALJs are initially assigned to individual cases either by rotation or randomization, depending on the case type.  Those case types with a larger volume of cases before APD are randomly assigned amongst the pool of judges.  For these case types, if a hearing is continued or rescheduled, the case may be reassigned to another ALJ.  Case types with a smaller volume of cases before APD are assigned by rotation amongst the ALJs.  If a hearing is rescheduled for one of these cases, the case usually stays with the initial ALJ.