A. In all Office proceedings:
(1) An individual may represent himself or herself; and
(2) A person may be represented by an attorney authorized to practice law in Maryland.
B. When authorized pursuant to State Government Article, §9-1607.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, or otherwise by law, a person may appear through or be represented by an individual who is not an attorney.
C. Power of Attorney.
(1) An employee of a business entity who is representing that business entity in accordance with State Government Article, §9-1607.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, shall provide the Office with a power of attorney.
(2) The Office shall accept any properly executed power of attorney meeting the requirements of State Government Article, §9-1607.1, Annotated Code of Maryland.
(3) The Office may provide a form for a power of attorney.
(4) A power of attorney required by this regulation may be:
(a) Kept on file with the Office;
(b) Provided to the ALJ:
(i) At the outset of a hearing in which the power of attorney is required; or
(ii) In the discretion of the ALJ, before the close of the record.
D. A party’s representative shall enter or withdraw the representative’s appearance with the Office.
E. A party's representative of record shall be served with all notices, pleadings, and other correspondence.