|(a) Upon the filing of any pleading, the judge shall examine
the same and determine its sufficiency under these rules. If the judge finds
that the pleading does not comply in all material respects with these rules,
SOAH's rules, or the APT, the judge shall return the pleading to the party
who filed it, along with a statement of the reasons for rejecting the same.
The party who filed such pleading shall thereafter have the right to file
a corrected pleading; provided that the filing of such corrected pleading
shall not be permitted to delay any hearing unless the judge shall determine
that such delay is necessary in order to prevent injustice or to protect the
public interest and welfare.
(b) The judge shall direct all parties to enter their appearances
on the record. If exceptions to the form or sufficiency of a pleading have
been filed in writing at least three days prior to the date of hearing, they
shall be heard; otherwise not. If exceptions are sustained, the judge shall
allow a reasonable time for amendment, subject to the provisions of subsection
(a) and §29.15 of this title (relating to Trial Amendments).