CODE OF ETHICS
Requisite Attorney Qualifications for ADR
All requirements are consistent with those found within the Non-Attorney Demo Project Guidelines established and monitored by SSA. An attorney who wishes to become an ADR must provide annual written proof of good standing with his/her Bar Association in lieu of passing the written examination required by the demonstration project. Additionally s/he must provide:
- Proof of being a person of good character by providing proof or assertion that s/he:
- Is not under investigation for disqualification from any Federal program or suspension by any Federal agency because of a violation of any program/agency rules; and
- Has not been suspended or disqualified from practice before any Federal Agency; and
- Has not had a judgment or lien assessed against him/her by a civil court for malpractice and/or fraud; and
- Has not had a felony conviction; and
- Has not engaged in substantial misrepresentation in submitting his or her application and/or supporting materials for the application; and
- Pass an SSA administrative records check (check of SSN, etc.); or
- Provide documentation and/or payment as requested by NADR to perform a criminal background investigation.
- Proof of malpractice or professional liability insurance.
- Proof of representational experience.
- Proof of updated CEU/CLE's in the areas acceptable to SSA.
Click here for Attorney Application Form
© Copyright 2009, Accredited Disability Representative