Amend ¶2708.7 as follows:
7. Counsel-In all cases... The counsel for the Church and for the respondent each shall be entitled to choose one assistant counsel, who may be an attorney, with
out voice. “Without voice” means without the ability to speak to or within the hearing of the trial court.
When a person’s livelihood, reputation, and their very way of life hangs in the balance, it appears to me that in all due fairness a respondent has a RIGHT to have someone speak for him/her who is a true professional. Such a person should be viewed by the court as...