These are relevant references from the Books where Hearing is mentioned.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.
I wish you well,
Bila Huruma was then hearing cases at law, selected for his attention.
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 229
Too, it could make it simple for guardsmen, acting on complaints, to bring her in for identification and questioning, these details doubtless, in her case, to be followed by a hearing and sentencing, an almost inevitable reduction to bondage and then perhaps, initially, while her disposition is being more carefully considered, a placement in the public slave gardens.
Mercenaries of Gor Book 21 Page 354
"Perhaps this is more in the nature of a little hearing, a quite informal little hearing, or inquiry."
"Commander?" she faltered.
"And perhaps what we are really concerned with here are not charges, which are pertinent only to free persons, but causes for punishment, which are pertinent to slaves."