Representation by Counsel
(1)Except as permitted by ORS 656.291 (Expedited Claim Service) and this rule, parties that are not natural persons and state agencies must be represented by members of the Oregon State Bar. The Board encourages injured workers also to be represented in formal hearings.
(2)Notwithstanding section (1) of this rule, a state agency officer or employee may represent the Director as permitted by rule of the Director.
(3)Intentionally left blank —Ed.
(a)A law student authorized to appear before courts and administrative tribunals of this state in accordance with Rule 13.05 through 13.30 of the Supreme Court Rules for Admission of Attorneys (Law Student Appearance Program) has the consent of the Board to appear on behalf of a client at a hearing if:
(A)All of the following documents have been filed with the Presiding Administrative Law Judge prior to the hearing:
(i)A true copy of the student’s certification to appear under the Law Student Appearance Program showing approval by the Supreme Court and filing with the State Court Administrator;
(ii)The client’s written consent to representation under the Law Student Appearance Program, which shall be made a part of the official record of each case; and
(iii)The student’s supervising attorney has introduced the student to the Presiding Administrative Law Judge in a letter of introduction signed by the supervising attorney; and
(B)The Presiding Administrative Law Judge has approved the law student’s appearance prior to the hearing.
(b)The supervising attorney is encouraged, though not required, to personally introduce the law student to the assigned Administrative Law Judge in each case.
Rule 438-006-0100 — Representation by Counsel,