- Acts as parliamentarian for the council
- Has a working knowledge of Method of Conducting Council Meetings (#10318)
- Knows the council’s bylaws and the Order’s Charter, Constitution and Laws (#30)
- Has access to Officers Online and Officers Desk Reference
- Seeks legal assistance from the state advocate as needed
- Performs other such duties as the grand knight may direct
The medal of office of the advocate is a scroll and sword, surrounded by a laurel wreath, suspended from a ribbon of gold. The opened scroll represents legal literature and signifies the power of knowledge, and the sword represents its defense and enforcement. Thus, it is the advocate’s role to not only know the laws of the council, but to also follow them strictly. The ribbon of gold represents faith, constancy and wisdom.