The creation of the committee was first announced in 1973 by Attorney General Elliot Richardson. Attorney General Edward H. Levi defined its function formally by order dated February 13, 1976, setting its responsibilities forth in 28 C.F.R., Section 0.10.
"The Committee consists of 17 United States Attorneys selected by the Attorney General. They are intended to represent office size, judicial district, issues and diversity. Service on the Committee normally shall not exceed three years. New members are appointed each year to provide for broad representation of United States Attorneys nationwide. The Attorney General selects a chairperson and vice-chairperson. The Committee establishes such subcommittees as it deems necessary to carry out its functions."
"The Advisory Committee has two functions. It gives United States Attorneys a voice in Department policies and advises the Attorney General of the United States.
In advising the Attorney General, the Committee conducts studies and makes recommendations to improve management of United States Attorney operations and the relationship between the Department and the federal prosecutors. It also helps formulate new programs for improvement of the criminal justice system and the delivery of legal services... Read More