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Information for Attorneys and Representatives Before the Office of Administrative Law Judges:

Making an Entry of Appearance

The OALJ Rules of Practice and Procedure provide the general rule on making an entry of appearance:

§ 18.34 Representation.

(a) Appearances. Any party shall have the right to appear at a hearing in person, by counsel, or by other representative, to examine and cross-examine witnesses, and to introduce into the record documentary or other relevant evidence, except that the participation of any intervenor shall be limited to the extent prescribed by the administrative law judge.

(b) Each attorney or other representative shall file a notice of appearance. Such notice shall indicate the name of the case or controversy, the docket number if assigned, and the party on whose behalf the appearance is made.

Additional information on making an entry of appearance in Black lung, Longshore and Immigration related cases.