Being a Council member can be a fulfilling, fascinating and challenging experience. You should apply if you want to:

  • lead and support the profession through times of change
  • make sure that your interests are reflected in key decisions
  • expand your network and broaden your circle of influence
  • bring your fresh perspective to the work of the Society

You don’t have to take our word for it though - watch our short video to find out why past and present members think you should join.

More information

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.

Vacancies for geographical constituencies come round on a staggered basis every three years and we will email all eligible members with application information. Please ensure you are subscribed to Law Society emails.

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

Law Society of Scotland Council 2017/18

Our Council

The Council is our decision-making body. It's made up of elected members from geographical constituencies, co-opted and non-solicitor members.