The role of the advisor in the judicial education process is to support you if you would like--however it is not mandated that you have one. Many choose not to bring an advisor to their judicial review. The following also applies to the advisor:

  • The advisor will not have any interaction with the judicial officer. He/she is not to respond to or interject opinions or questions during the meeting.
  • The advisor can talk with you, to offer support and encouragement and they can even choose to speak privately without the judicial officer.
  • If the presence of the advisor during the judicial review becomes a problem (i.e. the role of the advisor is not being met or their presence interferes with the judicial process), then the judicial officer can dismiss the advisor.
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