His duties are second only to the WM in quantity: he is the manager of entertainment; counselor and advisor; supervisor of morals; admonisher to erring members; and prosecutor during trials. He is to conduct personal investigation into all charges against a member. Should the charges prove factual, he is to prepare written charges for presentation to the Lodge in a regular meeting.
In the absence of the WM and the SW, the Jr. Warden shall open the meeting. Unlike his two seniors, he can not open the Lodge from the East. He must do so from the South. Once the meeting is opened, it is his choice to preside, or call on a PM to do so.