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Voting open for Law Society Council by-election in Edinburgh

11 September 2015 | tagged News release

Voting is now open for the Law Society of Scotland’s Council by-election and solicitors in Edinburgh are being encouraged to make the most of their vote.

The Edinburgh constituency will see a contested election after three solicitors put themselves forward to sit on the Council, the Society’s principle decision making body.

Lorna Jack, chief executive of the Law Society, said: "It is really positive to see our members putting themselves forward to help their professional body to lead legal excellence. Council members represent the views of Scottish solicitors and help to shape the Council's policies and take decisions affecting the profession. The legal profession continues to go through a huge amount of change and I would encourage our members to take the opportunity to vote for their preferred candidates.”

Members have until 12 noon, 24 September to cast their votes and successful candidates will be appointed as Council members on as Council members on 25 September 2015.

Candidates for the Edinburgh by-election (one Council seat):

More information about the candidates and how to vote can be found on the Society’s website at /councilelections.

ENDS                                                                                11 September 2015

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Journalists can contact Sarah Sutton on 0131 476 8170 sarahsutton@lawscot.org.uk

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