Sunday, September 04, 2011

1:39-1A. Certification Committees

1:39-1A. Certification Committees

(a) Appointment; Officer. The Supreme Court shall appoint a Civil Trial Law

Committee, a Criminal Trial Law Committee, a Matrimonial Law Committee, [and] a Workers'

Compensation Law Committee, and a Municipal Court Trial Law Committee. The Court shall

appoint no fewer than [four] three and no more than eleven members of the bar to serve on each

Attorney Certification Committee. Committee members shall be appointed for three-year terms.

No member who has served four full three-year terms successively shall be eligible for

immediate reappointment. Members appointed to fill unexpired terms may be reappointed to

four successive full terms. The Supreme Court shall designate one member of each Committee to

serve as Chair of that Committee. The Chairs shall serve [, ex officio,] as members of the Board

on Continuing Legal Education and the Board on Attorney Certification.

(b) Quorum. For each Committee, one more than half the total number of members shall

constitute a quorum and all determinations shall be made by a majority of the quorum.

(c) Operations. … no change

(d) Effect of Certification Committee Membership. … no change to text

(e) Immunity. Members of the Certification Committees and their lawfully appointed

designees and staff shall be absolutely immune from suit based on their respective conduct in

performing their official duties.