(a) Composition.The Supreme Court appoints the Committee members. The Committee consists offour public members and 21 Lawyers who have demonstrated a high standard ofprofessional conduct. All appointments are for a term of three years with noCommittee member serving more than two consecutive terms unless appointed as achair or vice chair of the Committee. The Supreme Court designates one Lawyermember as Committee chair and four Lawyer members as Committee vice chairs.
(b) Committee chair. The Committee chair supervises the Committee andscreening panels. The chair is responsible for:
(1) maintaining an adequatecheck on the screening panels? work to ensure that matters move forwardexpeditiously;
(2) determining thatscreening panels have a uniform basis for the judgments rendered;
(3) providing the screeningpanels with information concerning ethics and judicial decisions necessary totheir activities; and
(4) making recommendationsto the Supreme Court concerning appointments to and removals from the screeningpanels and reports concerning screening panel activities and the overall workof the Committee.
(c) Vice chairs.The Committee vice chairs will act if the chair is absent or resigns. In suchevent, a vice chair will become the chair. The chair may call upon any vicechair to assist in any of the Committee chair?s duties.
(d) Removal.The Committee chair may recommend removal of a Committee member by notifyingthe Supreme Court of the recommendation of removal and reasons for therecommendation. The removal is effective when the Supreme Court accepts therecommendation.