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Code of Arbitration
SECTION 7. RIGHT TO COUNSEL.
[Effective dates of amendments: November 9, 1988; July 12, 1989; June 12, 1991; June 23, 1997; December 17, 1999; June 1, 2006; and January 15, 2014.]
(a) Except as provided in Section 6(n), a party may be represented at any time throughout the arbitration proceeding, including a mediation proceeding, by an attorney-at-law licensed to practice law in the highest court of any state, by a family member or other person who is representing the party without compensation and who does not have an interest in the outcome of the proceeding, or by an officer, partner or employee of the party. The attorney or other representative shall serve timely notice in writing on NFA and the other parties of the name and address of any such representative. The Panel may bar from the proceeding any representative for dilatory, disruptive or contumacious conduct.
(b) A representative of a party may withdraw upon submitting to NFA an affidavit that the party represented has actual knowledge of the withdrawal or that the representative has made a good faith effort to provide such notice.