The chief judge of each circuit may summon biennially, and may
summon annually, the circuit, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy
judges of the circuit, in active service, to a conference at a time
and place that he designates, for the purpose of considering the
business of the courts and advising means of improving the
administration of justice within such circuit. He may preside at
such conference, which shall be known as the Judicial Conference of
the circuit. The judges of the District Court of Guam, the District
Court of the Virgin Islands, and the District Court of the Northern
Mariana Islands may also be summoned biennially, and may be
summoned annually, to the conferences of their respective circuits.
Every judge summoned may attend.
The court of appeals for each circuit shall provide by its rules
for representation and active participation at such conference by
members of the bar of such circuit.