Select and collect your evidence, interview witnesses, and write your arguments based on the issues. The judge or hearing officer will NOT be interested in anything but evidence which relates to the issues. The judge or hearing officer will cut you off if your time has expired, even if you have not told the whole story.
Four suggestions to help you stick to the issues:
1. Know what you are trying to prove.
2. Make only important points.
3. Do not confuse the issues with relevant information.
4. Know facts that are relevant to the case.