Representative [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According to 34 CFR 33.2 [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle A -- Office of the Secretary, Department of Education; Part 33 -- Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act], the term representative means:

“(a) an attorney who is a member in good standing of the bar of any State, territory, possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; or

(b) any other person designated by a party in writing, provided that the designation includes a certification that the party understands the nature and consequences of an administrative enforcement action under this part, and that he or she has the right to representation by counsel or to self-representation.”

(Authority: 31 U.S.C. 3803(g)(2)(F))