Law Society Committee Vacancies
LAW SOCIETY COMMITTEE VACANCIES
The Law Society of England and Wales is the independent professional body, established for solicitors in 1825, that works globally to support and represent its 166,000 members, promoting the highest professional standards and the rule of law.
Law Society committees help our work by:
• giving advice and guidance about policy, practice and procedures;
• keeping under review, and promoting improvements in, law and practice; and
• supporting and promoting the role of solicitors in their fields.
Committee members use their expertise and experience to help formulate, develop and communicate policy in person at meetings, and/or by post, phone, video-conference or email. They also consider and advise on policy initiatives and proposals, research papers, legal developments, briefings, and consultations. If required, they will also assist with the drafting of papers and responses.
The following committees currently have vacancies:
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|EDUCATION AND TRAINING||2|
|MENTAL HEALTH AND DISABILITY||1|
|PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE||3|
To apply, you should have an active interest in law reform and an understanding of practical issues relevant to the profession. You should be able to attend meetings (usually 6-10 meetings per year depending on the Committee) in London and be available to help respond to consultations when required. Travel expenses and an annual allowance of £606 are paid. We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation or disability. Applications are particularly welcome from women and minority ethnic practitioners, who are under-represented on committees. Appointments will be made on merit, following an open and transparent selection process.
For further information and to download an application pack, please visit the Law Society website at http://governance.lawsociety.org.uk/vacancies.law. This has more details on the work of the committees and what we are looking for from applicants.
The deadline for return of applications is 9 am on Tuesday 12 November 2013. Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will take place between 25 November and 6 December 2013.
If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please note that you have not been successful on this occasion.