(1) The court shall appoint a standing committee known as the Committee on Admissions (Committee) consisting of at least seven members of the Bar of this court, one of whom shall serve as counsel to the Committee. Each appointment shall be for a term of three years. In case of a vacancy arising before the end of a member's term, the successor appointed shall serve the unexpired term of the predecessor member. When a member holds over after the expiration of the term for which that member was appointed, the time served after the expiration of that term shall be part of a new term. No member shall be appointed to serve longer than two consecutive regular three-year terms, unless an exception is made by the court.
(2) Subject to the approval of the court, the Committee may adopt such rules and regulations as it deems necessary to implement the provisions of this rule. The members of the Committee shall receive such compensation and necessary expenses as the court may approve.
(3) Members of the Committee and their lawfully appointed designees and staff are immune from civil suit for any conduct in the course of their official duties.