Internal Operating Procedures - page 22

window provided will only be included on the agenda if supported by three members of the
BOJ. BOJ meetings will generally be held on the Monday of an oral argument week. Any
Senior Judge may attend any BOJ meeting and, at the invitation of the Chief Judge in
consultation with the BOJ, may attend any Executive Session of the BOJ. Any Senior Judge
may submit an agenda item for consideration, and such item will be added to the agenda
upon the assent of three members of the BOJ. Unless excused by the BOJ, the Clerk of the
Court and the Counsel to the BOJ attend BOJ meetings. Minutes of the BOJ meetings are
approved and kept by the BOJ.
(f) Committees.
To assist the BOJ and the Chief Judge, the Chief Judge shall appoint among
volunteers Judges in regular active service to standing committees on Legislative Affairs,
Budget and Finance, Policy and Personnel, Information Technology (IT), and Facilities, and
any additional committees deemed helpful by the Chief Judge or the BOJ. The purpose of
these committees is to gather information and suggest courses of action to further the
effective operation of the Court. Committees shall meet as necessary and operate by
consensus. Committees are free to and should consult with the Clerk of the Court, and any
member of the Court's staff as may be helpful. Each committee will advise and consult with
the Chief Judge and full Board of Judges as necessary and the Chief Judge will keep the BOJ
apprised as to Judges appointed to each Committee. The Chief Judge shall bring any
significant issues to the appropriate committee in a timely manner. The Chief Judge shall
submit the Congressionally required annual report concerning the workload of the Court to
the Budget and Finance Committee and the full Board of Judges for their review and
comment before submission to Congress.
(g) Representation
. As head of the Court, the Chief Judge frequently represents the Court in
external matters, including legislative matters and discussions with Congress and members of
the Congressional staff. Only the BOJ, however, may authorize the external representation
of a position on any matter for which authority or responsibility is given to the Court by
statute. If any Judge, including the Chief Judge, is asked for or is otherwise presenting a
policy or legislative position externally on any such matter that has not been approved by the
BOJ, or on which the Judge has a position not in accord with that of the BOJ, the Judge
should make clear to the audience that the BOJ has not rendered a position yet or has a
differing view.
(h) Resolutions.
Formal decisions of the BOJ are implemented by issuance of numbered and
dated BOJ Resolutions.
Pursuant to Misc. Order 1-05 and BOJ Resolution 01-2011, Judges serve on a rotational basis on
the Court's Standing Panel on Admission and Discipline, to review matters arising under the
Rules of Admission and Practice
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