1The High Judicial Council is a collegial body composed of eleven members who serve on a full-time basis. Six members of the Council are judges from all levels of the judicial power. The other five members of the Council are jurists selected from the ranks of advocates, law pedagogues of law faculties and the School of Magistrates and representatives of civil society.
2Judge members are elected by the General Meeting of judges from all levels.
3The lay members that are elected from the ranks of advocates, from the corps of pedagogues of law faculties and the School of Magistrates as well as the civil society are elected by the Assembly based on a preliminary process of assessment of legal conditions and criteria in accordance with the rules foreseen in this Law.
4The member of the High Judicial Council, unless circumstances for early termination of the mandate have been established, shall hold office for 5 years, with no right to consecutive re-election.