Use of Attorneys
Per California State University Executive Order 1098, Student Conduct Procedures, any person who has a license (active or inactive) to practice law is considered an attorney for purposes of the Student Conduct Procedures. Attorneys are not permitted to attend educational conferences and, generally, are not permitted at formal hearings. Attorneys are permitted to attend formal hearings (1) where the student has felony criminal charges pending arising from the same incident, and/or (2) where the recommended sanction by the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities is expulsion. In those cases, the student may have an attorney present as an advisor only. Should a student wish to have an attorney present, the student must notify CSRR in writing at least five working days prior to the formal hearing.
In cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct or Title IX-related charges, or matters related to Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation (as outlined in Executive Orders), students may choose any advisor of their liking, including an attorney. This advisor may accompany the student though all meetings and hearings related to the Title IX and Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation process.