Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1988/9-18
Legal Intern Appearance Before State Appeals Board
March 9, 1989
A lawyer may permit a legal assistant to represent a client in administrative proceedings, if authorized by statute, court rule or decision, administrative rule, or regulation or customary practice. (RuleÊ5.5; Supreme Court Rule 35(Rule 2)).
A lawyer shall have a nonlawyer assistant act consistently with the Rules of Professional Conduct. A lawyer is responsible for a nonlawyer assistant’s conduct. (Rule 5.3).
May the State Employees Association (SEA) legal intern present cases before the New Hampshire Personnel Appeals Board (Board)?