Rules of Practice and Procedure effective September 15, 2011 - page 48

permitted by law, be substituted as a party on motion by such
person. Any party or representative who becomes aware of the
appellant's death shall notify the Court of the death of an
appellant and proceedings will then be as the Court directs.
(b) Substitution for Other Causes.
If substitution of
a party in the Court is necessary for any reason other than
death, the Court may order substitution on its own initiative or
on a party's motion.
(c) Death or Separation from Office of Public
When a public officer is a party in an official capacity
and during the proceedings dies, resigns, or otherwise ceases to
hold office, the proceedings are not stopped and the public
officer's successor is automatically substituted as a party.
Proceedings following the substitution will be in the name of
the substituted party, but any misnomer not affecting the
substantial rights of the parties will be disregarded.
(a) Purpose.
Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 7286, there shall
be convened, at such time and place as the Chief Judge
designates, a conference to consider the business of the Court
and to recommend means of improving the administration of
justice within the Court's jurisdiction.
(b) Committee.
The Chief Judge will appoint a
Judicial Conference Planning Committee to plan and conduct
the conference. The Planning Committee may appoint such
subcommittees as may be necessary to ensure the efficient
operation of the conference.
(c) Attendance.
The Chief Judge presides at the
conference. All persons admitted to practice before the Court,
and such other persons as are designated by the Chief Judge,
may be members of and participate in the conference.
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