(A) Except as prohibited by section 4705.01 of the Revised Code, any party may appear on his own behalf or may be represented by an attorney at law admitted to practice before the supreme court of Ohio, or by an attorney admitted to practice by the commission pursuant to a motion to appear pro hac vice.
(B) Any attorney at law admitted to practice before the courts of the state of Ohio may practice before the commission. Practice shall include commencing, conducting or defending any matter before the commission. Attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio shall provide their attorney registration number on filings made with the commission.
(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 Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio, and shall present to the commission a copy of a certificate of pro hac vice registration with the Ohio supreme court.
(D) 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, including an attorney, 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 proceedings.
(E) The commission may, for cause, deny or suspend the right of any person to appear before the commission.
(F) Notice of any change of attorney of record shall be given promptly to the commission and to all other parties.
(G) Ex parte contacts or communications concerning substantive issues of a pending case between parties or representatives of the parties appearing before the commission and the commission is prohibited.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/03/2013 and 10/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1513.05
Rule Amplifies: 1513.13, 1514.09
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/1984, 3/7/1986, 1/5/1988, 2/5/1999, 1/26/2009