Non-lawyer Representation at U.C. Hearings

May 18, 2007

This post is largely for historical purposes as the status quo has been restored on the matter of non-lawyer representation at Unemployment Compensation hearings.  By action of both the State Legislature and now the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, non-lawyers may represent employers at U.C. hearings reversing the anomaly created by the earlier lower court’s decision in Harkness v. UCBR.  The Supreme Court’s decision may have some impact on other quasi-judical forums (like zoning appeals) where non-lawyer participants may arguably engage in the practice of law.