29.6 Right to Counsel

A person charged and the Academic Officer each may by represented by no more than two persons — legal counsel or other adviser — of his or her own choosing in all proceedings provided for the these regulations. If the person charged has been unable to obtain the assistance of legal counsel or other adviser, the presiding officer of the appropriate group — Faculty Senate if a faculty member is the person charged; Student Senate if a student is the person charged; Staff Council if a staff member is the person charged — shall attempt to obtain the services of a qualified person to assist the person charged in the preparation and presentation of his or her case. If after reasonable efforts counsel has not been obtained, the hearing shall proceed.