Aspiring members of Law Society Council could shape the future of the profession

Aspiring members of Law Society Council could shape the future of the profession

Nominations open today for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision making body.

Becoming a member of the society’s council provides an opportunity to help represent and support solicitors in their area, as well as contribute to the work of the society and influence key decisions.

Alistair Morris, president of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “I speak from my own experience when I say that being a council member can be fulfilling, fascinating, challenging and insightful.

“It is a great opportunity to help lead and support Scotland’s solicitors as well as a chance to form relationships with their colleagues from different parts of the country.

“I would recommend joining the Council to any solicitor who wants to help shape the future of the legal profession.”

This year there are 10 seats available in six constituencies and solicitors working in those areas can nominate themselves for election:

  • Dingwall, Dornoch, Elgin, Inverness, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Lochmaddy, Portree, Stornoway, Tain & Wick – 2 Council seats
    • Duns, Haddington, Jedburgh, Peebles & Selkirk - 2 Council seats
      • Campbeltown, Dumbarton, Dunoon, Fort William, Oban & Rothesay – 2 Council seats
        • Arbroath, Dundee & Forfar – 1 Council seat
          • Alloa, Falkirk, Linlithgow & Stirling – 2 Council seats
            • England & Wales – 1 Council seat
            • Nominations for the 2015 council elections are open from 12 noon, 2 April – 23 April.

              Successful candidates will be appointed as council members on 21 May, before this year’s annual general meeting on Thursday 28 May.

              More information about the application process and what’s involved in being a council member can be found on the Law Society’s website at

              The Law Society has produced a short video featuring current council members talking about what they have found valuable about their experiences of sitting on council and why they think others should consider joining.

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