What is a Steering Committee? As the name would suggest, a steering committee helps steer and direct complex litigation. Ordered by court, the committee is made up of a group of legal professionals who make decisions on the overall strategy of a case, carry out administrative tasks, and decide how work will be divided. Within group litigations, a number of law firms may represent large groups of people. Therefore, the court forms a steering committee, made up of representatives of each firm, to show they can manage the litigation effectively.