Duties of the Parliamentarian:

The parliamentarian is an expert in parliamentary procedure who should sit next to the presiding officer during meetings. The parliamentarian speaks to the assembly only when requested and may provide explanations or advice, but not rulings, which are always made by the presiding officer.

The specific duties of the parliamentarian are:

1. Give advice to the President and members during meetings.

2. Inform the President of errors in parliamentary procedure if they affect the basic rights of members.

3. Give advice to members during times when there is not a meeting in process.


Dunbar, Shane. (2001). Parliamentary Procedure Made Easy. US.