Beginning this Monday, September 18, 2017, the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) indicates it will limit filings for relief or responses to filings for relief unless submitted by an NC licensed attorney.

As of this coming Monday, September 18, 2017, the NCIC indicates it will limit filings for relief or responses to filings for relief unless submitted by an NC licensed attorney. The NCIC has been working with the State Bar to formulate this new policy and has reached the conclusion that certain filings/response to filings are considered to be the unauthorized practice of law if filed by a non-licensed attorney.

Some examples given by the NCIC of documents that will no longer be accepted from adjusters include: Form 24 Applications to Terminate Benefits, responses to employees Form 23 Applications to Reinstate Benefits, responses to Form 28U’s, responses to Form 18M’s, Motions to Compel Compliance and responses to Medical Motions.

At this point according to the NCIC, this policy change will not impact the adjuster’s ability to enter into and submit Form 26A Agreements without using a licensed attorney.

Please feel free to contact your Hedrick Gardner counsel to discuss this policy change.

 

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Charlotte
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Raleigh
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