10.38.05.04

.04 Representation by Counsel.

A. A respondent may be represented by counsel at any stage of a formal disciplinary action.

B. If a hearing is held, the respondent shall be represented:

(1) In proper person; or

(2) By an attorney who has been:

(a) Admitted to the Maryland Bar; or

(b) Specially admitted to practice law pursuant to Maryland Rules, Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Maryland, Rule 16, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. The Board may request the Office of the Attorney General to participate in a hearing to present the case on behalf of the State.

D. The member of the Office of the Attorney General presenting the case on behalf of the State shall have the same rights as any party with regard to:

(1) Submission of evidence;

(2) Examination and cross-examination of witnesses; and

(3) The filing of objections, exceptions, and motions.

E. The Board may also request a member of the Office of the Attorney General to act as legal advisor to the Board on questions of:

(1) Procedure;

(2) Evidence; and

(3) Law.