During the hearing, the appellant or his/her representative and a participating respondent or his/her representative make submissions to the vice-chair or panel. The appellant is expected to answer questions about the case, from their representative and/or the vice-chair or panel. Any witnesses who appear also answer questions asked by representatives and/or the vice-chair or panel. Both sides are given the opportunity to summarize their case at the end of the hearing. Most Tribunal hearings are scheduled for a half-day. Tribunal hearings are quasi-judicial proceedings, but less formal than attending at court.