172-108-035 - Advising and representation of parties

172-108-035. Advising and representation of parties

Parties to any brief adjudicative proceeding as designated in WAC 172-108-050, may be assisted by one advisor of their choice, subject to the following provisions:

(1) Any fees or expenses associated with the services of an advisor are the responsibility of the person who employed the advisor;

(2) The advisor may be an attorney;

(3) Advisors may not speak or participate directly in any proceeding; the person requesting an adjudicative proceeding is responsible for presenting their own case but may speak quietly with their advisor during such proceedings;

(4) If an attorney is used as an advisor, the person using the attorney shall inform the presiding officer of their intent to do so at least two business days prior to any adjudicative proceeding; and

(5) The presiding officer shall have the power to impose reasonable conditions upon participation of advisors and representatives.

(Adopted by WSR 14-24-038, Filed 11/24/2014, effective 12/25/2014 Amended by WSR 17-11-051, Filed 5/15/2017, effective 6/15/2017)

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