17 NCAC 11 .0217             Appearance at hearing required

(a)  In order to pursue an appeal, the appellant shall either appear at the scheduled hearing as permitted by Rule .0216 of this Section or be represented at the hearing by an attorney at law.  Attorneys at law not authorized to practice in North Carolina shall comply with the provisions of G.S. 84-4.1.

(b)  If no continuance is requested or granted, the failure of the appellant or his attorney to appear at the scheduled time and date for hearing shall be grounds for dismissal of appellant's appeal.  The Commission may dismiss the appeal on motion of the opposing party or on its own motion.

(c)  If the appellant is a trust, a trustee may appear for the trust.  If the appellant is a partnership, a general partner may appear for the partnership.  A family member may not represent another family member.  An attorney-in-fact may not represent the grantor of the power of attorney.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 84-4; 105-288; 105-290;

Eff. June 1, 1991;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. August 20, 2016;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2016; July 1, 1993.