Are you interested in representing your fellow junior lawyers on the Law Society Council?
Two Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) designated seats are currently vacant:
As the Law Society’s governing body, the Council agrees the strategic direction of the Law Society’s work, including the annual business plan and budget, changes to Society policy and rules, and the focus of our efforts on behalf of our diverse membership
More information about their work can be found in the Gazette’s recent article.
As a Council Member, you are also able (and encouraged) to get involved with the work of the Society’s many special interest boards and committees.
For the LPC student and trainee seat, candidates must be:
For the solicitor 0-5 years’ PQE seat, candidates must be qualified solicitors with no more than five years and 364 days PQE (as at the last date of nominations). PQE years are to be calculated using CRM ‘date admitted to the roll’.
Read the message to candidates, prepared by the JLD committee, for further guidance on the role.
As well as the two JLD Council seats, a number of geographical seats are also vacant. We would invite junior lawyers who are eligible in those constituencies to consider applying:
The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Monday 29 April 2019.
You can also contact your existing Council Members who represent those 0-5 years’ PQE, Kayleigh Leonie and Laura Uberoi, for more information.