The Plenary Session consists of twenty-two members. The President of the Council is the Minister, and the Undersecretary is the ex-officio member of the Council. The other members of the Council include seven members elected by the first instance civil judiciary judges and prosecutors from among themselves, three members elected by the first instance administrative judiciary judges and prosecutors from among themselves, three members elected by the Plenary Session of the Court of Cassation from among its members, two members elected by the Plenary Session of the Council of State from among its members, one member elected by the Plenary Session of the Justice Academy of Turkey from among its members, and four members assigned by the President of the Republic from among jurist lecturers and lawyers.
Duties of the Plenary Session are as follows;
»» to elect the Deputy President and the heads of the Chambers.
»» to determine via election the chambers where each member shall work at as a regular or substitute member.
»» to scrutinize and render decisions about the objections raised against the decisions taken by the chambers.
»» to render final decisions about the disputes regarding the duties or the division of work between the chambers.
»» to determine a competent authority to render decisions regarding the matters that fall within the scope of the duties of the Council but are not specified within the duties of the Plenary Session or a specific chamber.
»» to perform the duties assigned by the Law No.6087, regarding the criminal investigations, disciplinary investigations and prosecutions made against the members of the Council.
»» to render decisions about the proposals of the Ministry of Justice concerning the abolishment of a court or a change in the territorial jurisdiction of a court.
»» to elect members to the Court of Cassation and the Council of State.
»» to propose three candidates to the President of the Council to appoint the Secretary General.
»» to appoint the President and Deputy Presidents of the Inspection Board, Chief Inspectors and Inspectors of the Council, rapporteur judges who shall be assigned to work temporarily or permanently for the Council.
»» to regulate by-laws and issue circulars exclusively on the following procedures concerning the civil and administrative judiciary judges and prosecutors: Admission to the profession, appointment, transference, granting temporary authorization, promotion, allocation as first class, distributing cadres, making decisions about those who are not considered appropriate to continue to perform their profession, rendering decisions about disciplinary punishments, suspension from office and inspections, researches, examinations and investigations regarding the judges and the prosecutors.
»»to approve the Council's strategic plan and follow up its implementation.
»» to express opinions on draft laws, regulations and by-laws concerning the duties of the Council.