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Chapter 2 - Parties and Representation

2.4 - Law Students

(a) Generally

Law students who are enrolled in an accredited law school may appear before OCAHO if certain conditions are met. Recognition by OCAHO is not automatic and must be requested in writing. See 28 C.F.R. § 68.33(c)(2).

(b) Advance Approval

A law student seeking to appear before OCAHO must seek advance approval by filing a statement with the ALJ proving current participation in a legal assistance program or clinic conducted by the law school.

(c) Supervision

Practice before the ALJ must be under direct supervision of a faculty member or an attorney. The ALJ may determine the amount of supervision required of the supervising faculty member or attorney.

(d) Remuneration

An appearance by a law student must be without direct or indirect remuneration.