Judicial Conference Law and Legal Definition

The judicial conference of the US formulates the administrative policies for the US courts. They ensure uniformity in the rules and procedures in the federal courts, study and suggest improvements in the federal court rules and procedures, and supervise the federal court administration.

The Conference derives its authority from 28 U.S.C. § 331. The conference is chaired by the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice and other members include the chief judge of each court of appeal, one district judge from each federal judicial district, and the chief judge of the Court of International Trade.