8405. Appearance and representation

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    1. A party in a proceeding may be self-represented or may be represented by counsel or an agent. 

    2. A self-represented party must file and keep current during a proceeding the party’s address, telephone number, facsimile number and email address, as applicable. 

    3. A person who appears as counsel or agent for a party in a proceeding must file and keep current during the proceeding the person’s address, telephone number, facsimile number and email address, as applicable, and the name and address of the party represented. 

    4. A party who is represented by counsel or an agent may: 

      1. change the counsel or agent by serving on the counsel or agent and on every other party, and filing, a notice of change giving the name, address, telephone number, facsimile number and email address of the new counsel or agent, as applicable, or

      2. elect to act in person by serving on the counsel or agent and on every other party, and filing, a notice of intention to act in person, giving the party’s address, telephone number, facsimile number and email address, as applicable. 

    5. A party who appoints a new counsel or agent in the course of a proceeding must comply with clause 8405(4)(i). 

    6. Counsel or an agent for a party may withdraw as counsel or agent by serving on the party and other parties and filing a written notice of withdrawal. 

    7. If counsel or an agent for a party seeks to withdraw as counsel or agent less than 30 days prior to the date on which a matter is scheduled to be heard by a hearing panel, the counsel or agent may withdraw only with leave of the hearing panel obtained on a motion. 

    8. Where a party is represented by counsel or an agent: 

      1. documents served on the party must be served on the party’s counsel or agent, unless the Rules of Procedure require otherwise, 

      2. communications with the party must be with the party’s counsel or agent, and 

      3. the party must address a hearing panel through the party’s counsel or agent.

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