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Workers Compensation Board establishes Standards of Conduct for Practice and Procedure

Effective December 31, 2003, lay advocates (i.e., non-lawyers) will be permitted to represent employers or workers before the Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia. As a result of this change, the Workers’ Compensation Board has established Standards of Conduct for Practice and Procedure, which will apply to lay advocates.

Lay advocates who wish to practice before the WCB must familiarize themselves with these standards. Contravention may result in the lay advocate being prohibited from appearing before the Board.