(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 circuit.
(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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