The Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary consists of fifteen members − two members from the Ninth Circuit, one member from each of the other twelve federal judicial circuits and one member-at-large. The members are appointed for staggered three-year terms by the President of the ABA. Each member contributes several hundred hours per year to this public service.
From time-to-time, at the discretion of the President and with approval of the Board of Governors, special advisors may be appointed to the Committee for one-year terms to assist in handling spikes in workload. During their tenure, special advisors exercise their duties as full members of the Committee.