Join our Membership and Communications Committee

We are looking for three volunteers willing to help shape the way the Law Society engages with its members.

The deadline to apply is September 7, 2022 at noon.

The role

The Membership and Communications Committee helps the Law Society develop:

  • website, emails and social networks
  • events and conferences
  • approach to learning and development
  • engagement with local bar associations and community groups
  • global membership offer

Membership of the committee involves:

  • a three-year term (renewable for three additional years)
  • five main meetings each year (up to two in London, the rest will take place virtually)
  • opportunities to join working groups for specific projects (such as Law Society grants or how to recognize achievement in the profession)

There will be a preparatory reading before each meeting.

The role is unpaid, although we will reimburse reasonable expenses in accordance with our expense policy (for details email Ross Hutchison).

Read the terms of reference (PDF 103 KB)

Who can apply

You do not need to be a lawyer to apply, although ideal candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the legal profession.

We are particularly keen to hear from lawyers in:

  • internal roles
  • large companies (whether at a junior, middle or senior level)

How to register

If you are interested, you will need to:

  1. Read the terms of reference (PDF 103 KB)
  2. Download and complete:

Email your application to [email protected]

The deadline to apply is September 7, 2022 at noon.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Next steps

Interviews will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams and will likely take place the week of September 19, 2022.

The first meeting of new committee members will take place in person at 113 Chancery Lane, London, on Wednesday, November 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

A word from the President

“Our goal is to improve engagement with the profession. It’s not enough to send emails, we need to think carefully about how to continually grow our member offering.

“You are not expected to be an expert, but an important role is to oversee the Law Society’s communications and services and brief our expert members of staff on how they operate, from the perspective of lawyers using these services. .

“Each meeting has a fairly heavy agenda and will require a few hours of reading in the week leading up to it (but most agenda items are worth reading!).

“The great thing is that much of what we discuss is fascinating and there is a real opportunity to share your experience and make a real difference to the way things are done.”

Peter Watson-Lee
Chair, Membership and Communications Committee

Find out more about the Bar

The Law Society defends, protects and supports the 200,000 solicitors in England and Wales.

The Law Society is governed by its Council, under which are a Board of Directors and two main committees: the Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee and the Membership and Communications Committee.

Learn more about our governance