Board hearings take place in camera and must be conducted in a responsible manner and with respect for all involved parties. IR-04 describes how a board hearing is prepared and how it is conducted. For example, it will vary whether or not the board hearing is conducted by the appellant attending in person to give a statement in his or her case. Here you will also find information about the different participants at a board hearing and what their roles are, and how the tasks are divided between the board chair and case officer.