1Members of the High Council of Justice shall hold office until the establishment of the High Judicial Council. The mandate of the members shall end on the day when the last member of the High Judicial Council is elected, but, in any case, not later than 8 months after the entry into force of the Constitutional amendments.
2The High Judicial Council shall be established on the day when its last member is elected by the competent authorities. The oldest lay member by age, elected by the Assembly, shall prepare and convene the first meeting of the High Judicial Council not later than 3 days after the election of all members.
3The Chairperson and the deputy chairperson of the High Judicial Council shall be elected at the first meeting. After their election, the Chairperson shall chair the meeting. In the first meeting, the High Judicial Council shall adopt a declarative decision, which contains the date of establishment of the Council.
4On the day of the establishment of the High Judicial Council, all the files and documentation in the administration of the High Council of Justice shall pass to the High Judicial Council under the responsibility of the Secretary-General of the High Council of Justice and the Chief Inspector.
5Not later than 1 month from the establishment of the High Judicial Council the current system of information technology, including maintenance and development contracts in force for these systems and any technical or legal documentation, shall handed over under the responsibility of the Council by the responsible directorate of the Ministry of Justice. The High Judicial Council shall ex lege succeed as party in existing contracts.