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Becoming a Council member

The Council is the Society’s principal decision making body.  It agrees the Society’s strategy, annual operating plan and budget and takes key policy decisions covering a broad range of areas.

Most Council members are solicitors who are elected from geographical constituencies across Scotland. Around a third of these seats come up for election each year.

Being a council member can be fulfilling and fascinating, challenging and insightful. It is a chance to make acquaintances and expand your network. You don’t have to take our word for it though - watch our short video to find out what current council members have to say about their time on Council, and why they think you should join.

You can also view this video on Vimeo

Law Society Council meetings take place in Edinburgh nine times per year. Conference call facilities are available if Council members are not able to travel to Edinburgh on occasion.

You can read more about expectations for Council members in our code of conduct.

If you have any questions about becoming a Council member or the election process, email David Cullen davidcullen@lawscot.org.uk.