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(c) 122.6.3 Rules of Practice in Hearings Conducted Under This Rule
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In all hearings conducted under rule 1301:7-7 of the Administrative Code where a stenographic record is taken and where the stenographic record may be the basis of an appeal to a court of law, any person not appearing pro se and any corporation, partnership, association, or other entity must be represented by an attorney admitted to the practice of law in this state. The state fire marshal or the hearing officer may permit persons authorized to practice law in any jurisdiction other than Ohio to represent an appellant before the state fire marshal upon the motion of an attorney licensed to practice before the courts of this state. When the appellant is represented by more than one attorney, one attorney must be designated by the appellant as "trial counsel" and that attorney is deemed the appellant's attorney of record and is primarily responsible for the appellant's case at the hearing. No attorney representing an appellant is permitted to withdraw from any hearing proceeding before the state fire marshal without prior notice being served upon the state fire marshal and prior approval by the hearing examiner.