The states on the left .. it's the list of states I was once concerned with finding unemployment lawyers to represent your employers at hearings, while I worked for third party administrators (TPAs are also called, UI cost control, or claim management companies).
The longer list on the right became a concern, when in 2009, I decided I would offer my coaching services, or a referral to hearing representation, but this time to unemployed people.
A big part of the job I used to do for a TPA was finding professional non-attorney hearing reps, not attorneys, to represent an employer at each unemployment hearing landing on my desk.
One landed there about eighty times a week before the recession and about three hundred by the time 2009 rolled around. That was also the year I quit that job .. with good cause and decided I needed to do something more with the growing number of visitors to Unemployment Tips.. other than just answering more free unemployment questions for a non-living.
Over the course of a decade, I myself, avoided unemployment lawyers except for the exception list and .. then there was that time I asked the lawyer in charge of coordinators if we shouldn't be looking for NJ unemployment, he said no .. but come to find out while doing the research to build the list on the right .. I really did need to find attorneys for NJ examiner hearings ..
Funny .. but only because NJ unemployment hearing examiners aren't required to be attorneys .. last time I checked anyway.
I will say, I knew about Arizona and North Carolina's requirement for non-attorneys to present a supervisory letter with their notice of appearance. It was from the same licensed attorney the claim mgmt. company contracted with to pay for each submission of the letter .. with nary the mention of any supervision to actually be going on.Unemployment Tips Home