854. Legal assessors.

The General Council1 must appoint persons to be legal assessors2. Legal assessors have the general function of giving advice to:

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    (1)     any person appointed to give preliminary consideration to allegations made or referred to the investigating committee3;

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    (2)     the investigating committee4;

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    (3)     the professional conduct committee5;

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    (4)     the health committee6; or

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    (5)     the registrar7,

on questions of law arising in connection with any matter which he or, as the case may be, the committee is considering8. Legal assessors also have such other functions as may be conferred on them by rules9 made by the General Council10.

Legal assessors have the additional