The Social Security field office (FO) will maintain a representation referral list
of legal referral services, legal services organizations (e.g., local bar associations,
legal aid societies, legal service corporations, and law schools with legal aid programs),
and community organizations that may provide non-attorney representation in the FO's
FOs will make the list available when providing information about representation to
persons who are not represented. When providing the representation referral list,
the FO will provide the entire list. The FO will not recommend one referral service
The FO will send the representation referral list, and any subsequent deletions or
additions, to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review’s hearing office (HO)
(Attention: HO Chief ALJ) in whose service area the FO is located. The FO will obtain
a copy of the HO's list of organizations for comparison. The FO will update the representation
referral list annually and send the new list to the HO, and ask for any revisions
in the HO list. Each FO will keep a supply of copies on hand for distribution to claimants.
See the model representation referral list in GN 03910.090, Exhibit 1.