5717-1-03 Entry of appearance, change of address, and withdrawal of counsel.

(A) Entries of appearance of counsel in any appeal shall be filed with the board. Such appearance may be effected by the signing of the notice of appeal or pleading or otherwise entered into the record after the scheduling of the appeal for hearing.

(B) Any party entitled to participate in an appeal as an appellee shall enter an appearance with the board within twenty-one days of receiving notice that such appeal has been filed. As appeals may be scheduled for hearing or subject to other proceedings prior to an entry of appearance being filed, it is the responsibility of an appellee or its counsel to ascertain the status of such appeal and take such action as appropriate.

(C) Where two or more attorneys represent a party, one attorney shall be designated on each document filed as counsel of record to receive notices and service on behalf of that party.

(D) Any change of address of a party or counsel of record must be filed with the board and must be clearly designated as a change of address. A separate change of address must be filed in each appeal in which the party or counsel is involved, unless otherwise ordered by the board.

(E) In appeals involving real property, the parties shall notify the board of any change in ownership and include the current owner's name and address.

(F) A notice of withdrawal of counsel in any appeal shall be in writing and shall be effective upon filing. The notice shall: be effective upon filing.

(1) State the reason(s) for the withdrawal;

(2) Include certification of service upon opposing parties or their counsel;

(3) Disclose the time and date of hearing if set;

(4) Identify the person and address to which future notices shall be sent;

(5) Include counsel's professional statement that a copy of such pleading has been sent to the last known address of the client; and

(6) Include a statement that the client has been made aware of any hearing scheduled.

Effective: 10/09/2013
Promulgated Under: 5703.14
Statutory Authority: 5703.14
Rule Amplifies: 5703.02
Prior Effective Dates: 3/24/1998, 3/1/1996, 1/14/2005, 11/09/2007