Authorized Representative [Hearing] Law and Legal Definition

An authorized representative is an individual or organization that is selected by a claimant to represent his/her interests in all aspects of the hearing process. An authorized representative shall file hearing and rehearing requests, make request regarding postponements and re-openings, inspect the claimant’s case file, request and ensure service of subpoenas, gather evidence, prepare position statements, appear at a hearing with or without the claimant, present evidence, object to evidence, examine and cross examine witnesses, waive time, enter into stipulations, sign withdrawal forms, and any other hearing-related actions, on behalf of a claimant.