Section 11.23 Legal Representation or Assistance of an Interpreter in Certain Cases

(Amended July 20, 2004)

          Both parties are entitled to legal representation at any stage of the proceeding. If it shall appear to the Administrative Law Judge that the issue or facts in a matter before him or her are so involved or intricate that in the interests of justice, of conserving time or of facilitating the preparation of an adequate record, a party ought to be represented by an attorney or an interpreter, the Administrative Law Judge may urge such party to procure such services. If the party agrees to procure an attorney or an interpreter, the Administrative Law Judge shall allow a party a reasonable period of time to do so. When this occurs, the opposing party shall be advised, and the matter may be continued for this purpose. If the Administrative Law Judge determines that a party cannot afford the services of an interpreter, the Board shall assist in obtaining an interpreter at no cost to the party. The term "interpreter" shall include persons trained in the international language for the deaf.