§ 17.4. Legal representation.

 (a)  Appellants, appellees or applicants may represent themselves or may be represented by anyone presently admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Representation on behalf of an appellant, appellee or applicant by a legal intern certified under the Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules is permitted.

 (b)  Legal representatives shall file a notice of appearance with the Board, prior to the time of the hearing, if any, or together with the appeal or application for supersedeas, or both.

 (c)  No person other than those set forth in subsection (a) is permitted to represent an appellant, appellee or applicant at a hearing of the Board.

 (d)  When a legal representative represents an appellant, appellee or applicant, notices of the date of hearing and of the decision, and other communications relating to the case, shall be directed to the legal representative. Notice to, or communication with, the legal representative shall have the same force as though personally given to the appellant, appellee or applicant.

 (e)  Subsection (b) supplements 1 Pa. Code §  31.24(a) and (b) (relating to notice of appearance). Subsection (d) supplements 1 Pa. Code § §  31.26, 33.31 and 33.33 (relating to service on attorneys; service by the agency; and effect of service upon an attorney).


   The provisions of this §  17.4 adopted December 27, 1991, effective December 28, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 5935.

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