CASE NO. 2183 CRB-6-94-10
COMPENSATION REVIEW BOARD
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION
JANUARY 31, 1995
STATE OF CONNECTICUT/DMR REGION 2
The claimant was represented by Kenneth L. Shluger, Esq., 221 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
Respondent-employer, was represented by Carolyn Signorelli, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, 55 Elm Street, P. O. Box 120, Hartford, CT 06141-0120. However, no representative appeared at oral argument.
This Motion To Withdraw As Counsel For Claimant-Appellant filed November 14, 1994 with the Compensation Review Board was heard on January 13, 1995 before a Compensation Review Board panel consisting of the Commission Chairman Jesse M. Frankl and Commissioners Roberta S. D’Oyen and Amado J. Vargas.
JESSE M. FRANKL, CHAIRMAN. On November 14, 1994 counsel for the claimant requested withdrawal as claimant’s attorney. Our review of the file indicates that the petition for review and reasons for appeal were filed on September 15, 1994 by Attorney Shluger. No motion to correct or briefs have been filed. In a letter dated November 14, 1994, Attorney Shluger requested withdrawal as claimant had discharged him with instructions not to take any further actions on her behalf. The file reflects that the merits of claimant’s appeal have not yet been heard by the Compensation Review Board.
Counsel was advised that it is the policy of the Compensation Review Board that if an attorney files an appeal, he remains as counsel until new counsel is obtained. Counsel was instructed to advise claimant via certified mail that she must obtain new counsel before he will be permitted to withdraw his representation. Claimant is to obtain new counsel within thirty (30) days of this decision. Counsel will provide a copy of his letter to the claimant to the Compensation Review Board.
Commissioners Roberta S. D’Oyen and Amado J. Vargas concur.