How to Obtain a License to Represent a Party at a Worker's Compensation Hearing
The Department of Workforce Development may issue a license to someone who is not an attorney. This license allows a non-attorney to represent injured workers, employers and insurance carriers at worker's compensation hearings. To obtain a license a person shall:
- Obtain the permission of the presiding administrative law judge to appear on behalf of a party at a hearing. Have the judge complete and sign the Application for Permit to Appear (Form WKC-35) each time he or she allows your representation.
- After obtaining 3 signed WKC-35 forms following representation of a party at 3 formal hearings, complete the Application for License (Form WKC-34) and mail all 4 forms to:
Worker's Compensation Division
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box 7901
Madison, WI 53707
Phone: (608) 266-1340
The Department will check the references listed on the WKC-34 form and consult with the administrative law judge who signed the WKC-35 forms before determining whether to grant the applicant a license. The Department reviews and renews licenses annually.