214. Judicial conference of the state of New York. 1. The judicial conference of the state of New York is hereby continued. It shall consist of the chief judge of the court of appeals who shall serve as chairman, the presiding justice of the appellate division of each judicial department, one trial justice of the supreme court from each of the state's four judicial departments, one judge each of the court of claims, the county court, the surrogate's court, the family court, the civil court of the city of New York, the criminal court of the city of New York, one judge of a city court outside the city of New York, one judge of a district court, one justice of a town or village court, and from each judicial department, one member of the bar of this state.
2. The chief judge of the court of appeals and the presiding justices of the appellate divisions shall be members of the judicial conference during their respective terms of office. The other members shall be chosen by the judges of the courts on which they sit, except that the administrative board of the courts shall appoint the members of the bar, and the justice from a town or village court.
3. The term of members of the judicial conference shall be for two years, except as otherwise provided in subdivision two of this section. Members shall be eligible for reappointment to the conference. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled in the same manner as an original appointment for the unexpired term. A member shall not receive any compensation for serving on the judicial conference but shall be allowed his actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his duties as a member.
4. The chairmen and the ranking minority members of each of the committees on judiciary and on codes of the senate and assembly shall be ex officio members of the judicial conference.
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