(a) Judicial Council. The Second Circuit Judicial Council, as
authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 332, is composed of the chief
circuit judge, the six most senior active circuit judges, and
the six chief district judges of the circuit. The chief
circuit judge regularly convenes council meetings to set
circuit judicial policy and to consider and take required
action on any matter affecting the administration of justice
within the circuit.
(b) Circuit Executive. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 332(e),
the circuit executive performs administrative work for the
judicial council and carries out the duties the council
delegates to the circuit executive.
(c) Judicial Conference.
(1) Purpose. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 333, the chief
judge may periodically convene a circuit judicial conference
to consider the business of the courts and to advise means
of improving the administration of justice within the
(2) Composition. The chief judge may invite only judges to
the conference, or may also invite members of the bar in
accordance with rules established by the circuit judicial
council. The chief judge may designate a portion of the
conference as an executive session, attended by only the
judges and other individuals that the chief judge invites.
(3) Administration. Subject to the direction of the chief
judge and the judicial council, the judicial conference is
administered by the circuit executive, who may be assisted
by court staff and by a planning committee of judges and
individual members of the bar, selected at the discretion of
the chief judge.
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