4906-7-11 Practice before the board and designation of trial attorney and spokesperson.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in paragraphs (B), (C), and (D) of this rule, each party shall be represented by an attorney at law authorized to practice before the courts of this state, with the exception of an individual person who is appearing on his or her own behalf.

(B) Persons authorized to practice law in other jurisdictions may be permitted to appear before the board in a particular proceeding upon motion of an attorney of this state.

(C) Certified legal interns may appear before the board under the direction of a supervising attorney in accordance with rule II of the "Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio." No legal intern shall participate in a board hearing in the absence of the supervising attorney without:

(1) The written consent of the supervising attorney.

(2) The approval of the board or the administrative law judge.

(D) In cases where there are numerous parties whose interests are substantially similar, the board or the administrative law judge may permit or require the designation of a spokesperson or consolidation of representation.

(E) Where a party is represented by more than one attorney, one of the attorneys shall be designated as the "trial attorney," who shall have principal responsibility for the party's participation in the proceeding. The designation "trial attorney" shall appear following the name of that attorney on all pleadings or papers submitted on behalf of the party.

(F) No attorney shall withdraw from a board proceeding without prior written notice to the board and shall serve a copy of the notice upon the parties to the proceeding.

Eff 12-27-76; 6-10-89; 8-28-98; 12-15-03
Rule promulgated under: RC 111.15
Rule authorized by: RC 4906.03,
Rule amplifies: RC 4906.09, 4906.08, 4906.03, 4906.12
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/10/2008 and 09/30/2013