(a) RepresentativeA legal representative of a servicemember for purposes of this chapter is either of the following:
An attorney acting on the behalf of a servicemember.
Whenever the term “servicemember” is used in this chapter, such term shall be treated as including a reference to a legal representative of the servicemember.
(Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title I, § 109, as added Pub. L. 108–189, § 1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2840.)