1509-1-04 Appearances before the commission.

(A) Appearances before the commission shall be by parties as defined in rule 1509-1-02 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Appearances before the commission shall be in person or by an attorney admitted to practice before the supreme court of Ohio. Corporations, limited liability companies, boards and associations shall be represented by counsel.

(C) Attorneys not admitted to practice before the courts of the state of Ohio may petition the commission for admission pro hac vice. Attorneys appearing pro hac vice shall comply with Rule XII of the supreme court rules for the government of the bar of Ohio. In order for the commission to approve a petition to appear pro hac vice, a petitioning attorney shall present to the commission a copy of a certificate of pro hac vice registration with the Ohio supreme court.

(D) Any person deemed to be an interested person may appear before the commission, and may participate in an appeal to the extent, and in the manner, allowed by the commission. An interested person may petition for intervenor status pursuant to rule 1509-1-14 of the Administrative Code.

(E) All persons appearing before the commission shall conform to the standards of ethical conduct required in appearances in the courts of the state of Ohio. The commission shall have the authority, for good cause stated in the record, to bar from participation in a particular proceeding any person who shall refuse to comply with the commission's directions, or who engages in disorderly conduct, dilatory tactics, or contemptuous language in the course of such proceeding.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/25/2013 and 05/31/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1509.35
Rule Amplifies: 1509.36
Prior Effective Dates: 6/6/1966, 5/31/1998, 6/15/2003, 11/9/2006, 9/30/2008, 6/20/2013