The advocate is the parliamentarian for the council. He need not be a member of the legal profession; however, he should be thoroughly familiar with all of the laws of the Order as stated in the “Charter, Constitution and Laws’’ and with the council bylaws. When a bylaw is to be revised, the advocate serves as chairman of the revision committee.
The advocate should also have a working knowledge of “Robert’s Rules of Order,’’ and the Supreme Council flyer, “Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting’’. An understanding of both of these will help keep meetings on track.
When needed, the advocate shall seek legal assistance from the state advocate. In matters of trail of council members, the advocate shall prosecute the charges on behalf of the council.