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Section/Rule:5.29
Subject: Rule 5 - Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary - Complaints and Proceedings Thereon Publication / Adopted Date:June 20, 1995
Topic:Unauthorized Practice of LawRevised / Effective Date:May 20, 2008


5.29. Unauthorized Practice of Law

(a) For the purpose of protecting the public, the chief disciplinary counsel shall have the power and is charged with the duty on behalf of the bar of investigating the unauthorized practice of law and of instituting and prosecuting appropriate suits, actions, or proceedings against any parties and in any forums within or without the state of Missouri for the purpose. The chief disciplinary counsel is the authorized legal representative of the bar and shall have authority to act in the premises as fully and as effectively as though the proceedings were taken in the name of all the members of the bar of this state as a class.

(b) In any employment security proceeding before the state division of employment security, an individual party may represent herself or himself or be represented by a duly authorized agent and shall be afforded the opportunity to participate in the proceeding. Except for services provided by licensed lawyers, an individual shall not be charged fees of any kind for representation in an employment security hearing.

(c) In any employment security proceeding before the state division of employment security, a corporation, partnership or other business entity authorized by law may be represented by an officer of the entity or a person in the full time employment of the entity in a managerial capacity who shall be afforded the opportunity to participate in the proceeding.

(d) In any employment security proceeding before the state division of employment security, any governmental entity, including Indian tribes, may be represented by an officer of the entity or a person in the full-time employment of the entity in a managerial capacity, who shall be afforded the opportunity to participate in the proceeding.

(Adopted June 20, 1995, eff. Jan 1, 1996. Amended Aug. 22,1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; Oct. 22, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997, Amended Dec. 18, 2007, eff. Jan. 1, 2008. Amended May 20, 2008, eff. May 20, 2008)