Applications are now open to lawyers wishing to join the decision-making body of the Law Society of Scotland, representing the constituencies of Glasgow & Strathkelvin, Perth, Greenock, Kilmarnock & Paisley Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy.
Becoming a member of the Law Society Council offers the opportunity to influence key decisions, contribute to the work of the Law Society and help represent and support local lawyers.
Ken Dalling, President of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “I became a Council Member for the constituency of Alloa, Falkirk, Linlithgow and Stirling in 2010, and the experience has been challenging and challenging, but also hugely rewarding. . Being part of the Council gives you a fantastic opportunity to engage with issues important to the legal profession and civic Scotland at large.
“I strongly encourage eligible members to consider running for office. It’s a fantastic experience for any lawyer who wants to help shape the future of the legal profession and a great way to make your voice heard and represent your colleagues when key decisions are made.
“This is a very exciting time for the Law Society and a great opportunity to get involved in a range of issues, including the regulation of legal services, criminal justice reform and legal aid. as well as the development of a new five-year strategy for the Society itself. Becoming a Council member is a great opportunity to be part of it all.
Applications for this election are open from Thursday, March 31, 12:00 p.m. to Thursday, April 21, 2022, 12:00 p.m. In the event of a disputed election, the vote will be open from Thursday May 5, 2022 at 12 p.m. and closed on Thursday May 19 at 12 p.m. 2022.
Notaries who have an establishment in one of the constituencies on the date six weeks before the opening date of the election period (May 5, 2022) are eligible to be nominated and vote in the election.
The successful candidate will be invited to attend their first Board meeting on Friday, May 27, 2022, with their term continuing until May 2025. There are eight Board meetings per year, all of which are currently held virtually.
More information about the application process and what being a council member entails can be found on the Law Society’s website. website.