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Nominations open for Law Society Council by-election in Edinburgh

05 August 2015 | tagged News release

Nominations open for Law Society Council by-election in Edinburgh

Nominations are now open for solicitors in Edinburgh 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 contributing to the work of the Society and influencing key decisions.

The Society is looking to elect a member of Council to represent solicitors in the Edinburgh constituency and nominations are open from noon, 5 August – 1 September 2015.

Voting will take place from 10 – 24 September and successful candidates will be appointed as Council members on 25 September 2015

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 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.

ENDS                                                                                      5 August 2015

Notes to editor:

The Council is the Law Society's decision-making body. It has 39 members elected from geographical constituencies, up to nine co-opted members representing other interest groups and nine non-solicitor members.

Nominees must be a member of the Society and be supported by two proposers, who must be either practising or non-practising members of the Society. The appointment involves regularly attending Council meetings in Edinburgh and representing the views of solicitors in a constituency.

More information, as well as the nomination forms, can be found at

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