182. When the presentation of evidence is necessary, the special clerk receives the evidence, which may be adduced solely in the form of affidavits.
During the evidence stage of the proceeding, the defendant cannot produce witnesses but may cross-examine any witnesses called by the plaintiff. The witnesses may also be examined by the special clerk or by the judge in chambers, if the clerk or judge sees fit. The witnesses’ depositions are recorded, unless waived by the parties.