Can we represent ourselves at zoning board of appeals hearing?

Question Details: My church has acquired a CUP to build a church building and some residents are appealing DPP's decision to grant us the CUP. There will be a hearing on this matter. DPP has a lawyer to defend itself. We have been granted permission to intervene in this hearing. Do we need an attorney or do we violate "unauthorized practice of law" statutes if we represent ourselves?

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