Legal Representation: Individuals and businesses involved in a complaint before the Equal Opportunities Commission may be represented by an attorney. The Commission has a list of attorneys that it will provide to individuals seeking legal advice on their cases. The EOC cannot recommend an attorney. Attorneys on the EOC Attorney Referral List(PDF) have experience before the EOC. They may charge for their services. The EOC complaint process is a civil process, not a criminal process. Therefore, individuals do not have the right to a public defender in EOC cases.