Are you representing yourself at an upcoming RECA hearing or appeal? You’re not alone. Although RECA strongly encourages industry professionals to get legal representation for hearings or appeals, sometimes industry professionals choose to represent themselves.
Due to the legalistic nature of hearing and appeals processes, industry professionals who do not have legal representation find the process difficult. To improve industry professionals’ knowledge about RECA’s hearing and appeal processes and to help them better prepare to represent themselves, RECA created the Self-Represented Program. The program also demonstrates RECA’s commitment to openness and transparency.
RECA’s Self-Represented Program includes:
RECA recommends industry professionals review all of the Self-Represented Program materials available, including the Guide and the process checklists, before deciding to represent themselves. RECA urges industry professionals to seek legal advice. The Self-Represented Program meaningfully expands on Field Law’s recommendations in its Third-Party Regulatory Review of RECA in 2016. Field Law concluded RECA had robust and fair processes for self-represented industry professionals and suggested additional measures.
The Self-Represented Program is a new and important step RECA is taking to further support industry professionals and become more open and transparent.
For more information on the Self-Represented Program, please contact RECA General Counsel Unit: firstname.lastname@example.org