(a) The trial counsel of a general or special court-martial shall prosecute in the
name of the state, and shall, under the direction of the court, prepare the record
of the proceedings.
(b) The accused has the right to be represented in his or her defense before a general
or special court-martial by civilian counsel if provided by the accused, or by military
counsel of his or her own selection if reasonably available, or by the defense counsel
detailed under § 30-13-29. Should the accused have counsel of his or her own selection, the defense counsel,
and assistant defense counsel, if any, who were detailed, shall, if the accused so
desires, act as his or her associate counsel; otherwise they shall be excused by
the president of the court.
(c) In every court-martial proceeding, the defense counsel may, in the event of conviction,
forward for attachment to the record of proceedings a brief of those matters counsel
feels should be considered in behalf of the accused on review, including any objection
to the contents of the record that he or she considers appropriate.
(d) An assistant trial counsel of a general court-martial may, under the direction
of the trial counsel or when he or she is qualified to be a trial counsel as required
by § 30-13-29, perform any duty imposed by law, regulation, or the custom of the service, upon
the trial counsel of the court. An assistant trial counsel of a special court-martial may perform any duty of the
(e) An assistant defense counsel of a general or special court-martial may, under
the direction of the defense counsel or when he or she is qualified to be the defense
counsel as required by § 30-13-29, perform any duty imposed by law, regulation, or the custom of the service, upon
counsel for the accused.
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