A. All parties to a
proceeding shall be represented by an attorney, unless otherwise ordered by the
Board for good cause shown. Participants, other than parties, may appear in any
proceeding in person or by an attorney.
B. Any person testifying of making a
statement before the Board or the presiding officer may, but shall not be
required to be, accompanied, represented, and advised by an attorney.
C. All persons appearing before the Board or
the presiding officer must conform to the standards of ethical conduct required
of practitioners before the courts of Rhode Island.
D. Any person appearing before or transacting
business with the Board in a representative capacity may be required by the
Board or the presiding officer to file evidence of his authority to act in such
After hearing, the
Board may disqualify and deny, temporarily or permanently, the privilege of
appearing or practicing before it in any way to any person who is found:
1. not to possess the requisite qualification
to represent others, or
2. to have
engaged in unethical or improper professional conduct, or
3. otherwise not to be qualified.
B. Contumacious conduct at any
hearing before the Board or a presiding officer shall be ground for exclusion
of any person from such hearing and for summary suspension for the duration of
the hearing by the Board or the presiding officer.
Ex Parte Communications
Ex parte communications shall be governed
by R.I. Gen. Laws §