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Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland seeks solicitor member

11 September 2014 | tagged News release

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) is looking for a new legal member and a lay member to take part in the decision making on judicial appointments.

Alistair Morris, President of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “This is a great opportunitAlistair Morris Press Quotey for one of our members to apply to take part in the judicial appointments process in Scotland and also contribute towards the development of JABS’ polices. The current vacancy has come about because the legal member, former president of the Society Martin McAllister,  is standing down after six years on the Board. I would encourage our members to consider putting themselves forward for what would be a highly rewarding and very interesting role.”

JABS is an independent advisory body which ensures that the judicial appointment selection process is open, transparent and based on merit. It was established in 2002 and all appointments to become a Senator of the College of Justice, Sheriff Principal, Sheriff and part-time Sheriff are made through JABS.

Solicitor members must be solicitors practising in Scotland.  Lay members must be resident in Scotland and must not be members, or former members, of the judiciary or practising advocates or solicitors in Scotland. The appointment will start in early 2015. It will be for up to four years and may be renewed subject to evidence of effective performance and JABS’ ongoing work.

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