Representation

 

Must I be represented by an attorney to file a request for corrective action?

No. You may file your request for corrective action “pro se” (i.e., on your own behalf, without representation).

 

If I choose to designate a representative to handle my request for corrective action, must that person be an attorney?

No. You may choose any representative as long as that person is willing and available to serve. If you choose to designate a representative to handle your request for corrective action, you must do so in writing. Additionally, you must notify OARM and the FBI in writing of any change in representation within 5 calendar days of the change.

 

What if I cannot afford an attorney?

If you choose to hire an attorney to handle your request for corrective action, you are responsible for paying the costs associated with that legal representation. OARM will not cover any of your legal costs. However, should you prevail on the merits of your request for corrective action, you may be entitled to reimbursement of your attorney’s fees.

Updated December 28, 2015

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