(a) Law firm employees not holding current active membership in the State Bar may appear on behalf of the law firm if:
(1) the client has been fully informed of the involvement of the law firm employee and that the person is not a current active member of the State Bar of California;
(2) in all proceedings where the law firm employee appears and in all documents the person has prepared, the person appearing or preparing the documents is identified and it is fully disclosed that the person is not licensed to practice law in the State of California; and
(3) the attorney directly responsible for supervising the law firm employee appearing in any proceedings is identified.
(b) A workers' compensation judge shall not approve any compromise and release agreement or stipulations with request for award signed by a law firm employee who is not currently an active member of the State Bar of California without the specific written authorization of the attorney directly responsible for supervising the law firm employee.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Section 4907, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 12-19-2002; operative 1-1-2003. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2002, No. 51). For prior history, see Register 96, No. 43.
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