At The Hearing, Can I Be Represented By An Attorney?

Representation by an attorney or agent is not a requirement at administrative hearings conducted by the department.  Many parties represent themselves at hearings.

If you choose to have a representative, however, you should know the following:

If you choose to be represented by an attorney, please ask him or her to notify the hearing office as soon as possible. Note that the hearing office will not allow your representative to examine your case file prior to the hearing unless it receives a written letter of representation ("retainer letter").

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