Notice of any change of attorney, or other qualified representative, shall be given promptly, in writing, to the department per 452 CMR § 1.18(4). An attorney, or other qualified representative, may, without leave of the department, withdraw as representative by filing a written notice of withdrawal, with copies to all parties, provided that such notice is accompanied by the appearance of a successor representative. Under all other circumstances, leave of the administrative judge or administrative law judge having jurisdiction over an active proceeding, must be obtained. In cases where no judge has active jurisdiction, leave must be obtained from the office of the senior judge. 452 CMR § 1.18(3). Typically, this is done by filing an appropriate motion.

Practice Note:

Notice of any change of attorney, or other qualified representative, shall be given promptly, in writing, to the department. 452 CMR § 1.18(4).

The department, for cause, may deny or suspend the right of any person to practice before it. MGL c. 152, § 7C; 452 CMR § 1.18(5).