538. Functions of the special advocate.

The functions of a special advocate1 are to represent the interests of the appellant or applicant2 by making submissions to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission3 at any hearings from which the appellant or applicant and his representatives are excluded, adducing evidence and cross-examining witnesses at any such hearings, and making written submissions to the Commission4.

The special advocate may communicate with the appellant or applicant or his representative at any time before the Secretary of State5 serves material on him which he objects to being disclosed to the appellant or applicant6, but after such material has been served the special