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702.21.    Representation.
702.22.    Limited practice before the Board.

§ 702.21. Representation.

 (a)  Representative. Appearances in proceedings before the Board may be by the petitioner or by an attorney, accountant or other representative provided the representation does not constitute the unauthorized practice of law as administered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

 (b)  Power of attorney. The Board may require in any proceeding that a power of attorney, signed and executed by the petitioner, be filed with the Board before recognizing any person as representing the petitioner.

 (c)  Notice of petitioner’s representative. A petitioner shall identify his representative on a petition form as required under §  703.2(a)(2) (relating to petition content).

 (d)  Designated representative after petition filed. If a petitioner authorizes a representative after the petition is filed, the petitioner shall file with the secretary a form prescribed by the Board or a letter on the petitioner’s letterhead naming the representative.

 (e)  Change in representative. A change in representative that occurs during the course of a proceeding shall be reported promptly to the secretary by a method in §  702.4 (relating to filing generally).

 (f)  Change in address. A change in address that occurs during the course of a proceeding shall be reported promptly to the secretary by a method in §  702.4.

 (g)  Withdrawal of representative. Representation before the Board continues until a petitioner or petitioner’s representative notifies the secretary in writing by a method in §  702.4 that the designation of representation is rescinded or until final disposition of the petition by the Board.

 (h)  Supersession. Subsections (a)—(g) supersede 1 Pa. Code § §  31.21—31.26.

§ 702.22. Limited practice before the Board.

 (a)  The Board may deny, temporarily or permanently, the privilege of representing a party before it in any way to a person who is found by the Board, after notice and opportunity for hearing in the matter, to have done one or more of the following:

   (1)  Lacked the competency to represent others.

   (2)  Engaged in unethical, contemptuous or improper conduct with respect to any matter before the Board.

   (3)  Repeatedly failed to follow Board directives.

 (b)  Subsection (a) supersedes 1 Pa. Code § §  31.27 and 31.28 (relating to contemptuous conduct; and suspension and disbarment).

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