17 NCAC 11 .0217 APPEARANCE AT HEARING REQUIRED
(a) In order to pursue an appeal, the appellant must either appear at the scheduled hearing or be represented at the hearing by an attorney at law. Attorneys at law not authorized to practice in North Carolina must comply with the provisions of G.S. 84‑4.1.
(b) If no continuance has been granted, the failure of the appellant or his attorney to appear at the scheduled time and date for hearing is grounds for dismissal of the 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; 84‑4.1; 105‑288;
Eff. June 1, 1991;
Amended Eff. July 1, 1993.