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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 5. Pleadings and Forms

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§10498. Special Requirements for Pleadings Filed or Served by Attorneys or by Non-Attorney Employees of an Attorney or Law Firm.

Where a party or lien claimant is represented by an attorney, all pleadings filed with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board or served on any party, lien claimant, or other person shall include the name, State Bar number, law firm, if any, business address, and business telephone number of the attorney.

If a non-attorney employee of an attorney or law firm is executing the pleading being filed or served, the pleading shall include a heading containing the non-attorney's name and the name, State Bar number, law firm, if any, business address, and business telephone number of the attorney primarily responsible for supervising the non-attorney.

For purposes of this section, “pleading” shall include, but is not limited to, any petition, answer, application for adjudication, declaration of readiness, subpoena, or subpoena duces tecum, but shall not include any pleading on a form approved by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and/or created by the Division of Workers' Compensation if there is no designated space on the form for the requisite information.

Note: Authority: Sections 133, 5307, 5309 and 5708, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 5000, 5501, 5505 and 5900 et seq., Labor Code; Sections 10232(a)(4), 10450 and 10773, title 8, California Code of Regulations; and Rules 2.111(1) and 8.204(b)(10)(D), California Rules of Court.

HISTORY

1. New section filed 9-23-2013; operative 10-23-2013. Submitted as a file and print by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2013, No. 39).

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