(b) Except as provided in subsection (c), trial counsel or defense counsel detailed for a general or special court-martial must be a judge advocate as defined in section one of this article and in the case of trial counsel, a member in good standing of the bar of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.
(c) In the instance when a defense counsel is not a member of the bar of the highest court of the state, the defense counsel shall be deemed admitted pro hac vice, subject to filing a certificate with the military judge setting forth the qualifications that counsel is:
(1) A commissioned officer of the Armed Forces of the United States or a component thereof; and
(2) A member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a state; and
(3) A certified as a judge advocate in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the Army, Air Force, Navy, or the Marine Corps; or
(4) A judge advocate as defined in section one of this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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