A. A respondent may be represented by counsel at any stage of a formal disciplinary action.
B. If a hearing is held on a matter, 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 under Maryland Rules, Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Maryland, Rule 14, 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 has the same rights as any party with regard to:
(1) Submission of evidence, examination, and cross-examination of witnesses; and
(2) The filing of objections, exceptions, and motions.
E. The Board may request a member of the Office of the Attorney General to act as legal advisor to the Board on questions of:
(2) Evidence; and