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Voting open for Law Society of Scotland Council elections

09 May 2017 | tagged News release

Voting is now open for the Law Society of Scotland Council elections. 

17 solicitors are competing for a total of 7 seats across two constituencies

Solicitors in Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead and Stonehaven can vote online for their preferred candidate of the seven standing for two seats and solicitors in Edinburgh can select from ten candidates standing for the five seats available.

The Council is the Society’s principal decision making body and the successful candidates will be responsible for representing the views of their constituency colleagues at Council meetings for the next three years.

Lorna Jack, Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society said, “Constituency members have the opportunity to vote in Council elections every three years, so I can’t stress enough how important it is for solicitors in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead and Stonehaven to take a few minutes to make sure that your interests are represented.  Find out which of your colleagues is standing and get voting.”

Members have until 12 noon on Thursday 18 May 2017 to cast their vote on the members’ section of the Society’s website.

Candidates for this year's contested Council elections are:

Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead & Stonehaven – 2 Council seats

Edinburgh - 5 Council seats

To receive a paper ballot, please contact the Registrar team on or 0131 476 8367.

The results of the election will be announced shortly after the election closing date.  The elected Council members will be invited to attend the 26 May meeting of the Council.

More information and a short video about what’s involved in being a Council member can be found on the Law Society’s website.

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