The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for Scotland’s 12,000 solicitors. We regulate and represent all
practising solicitors in Scotland and also have an important duty towards the public interest.
We rely enormously on our committees to consider everything from access to justice to rights of audience, from
reforming our laws to regulating our profession. The decisions made affect each and every one of us.
Our committees are made up of both solicitors and non-solicitors. Committee membership is as diverse as the subject
matter covered and membership is demanding but rewarding. This month there is an wide range of committees for
non-solicitors to join - a total of 9.
We currently have vacancies on the following committees
- Admissions subcommittee – which deals with our admission system for solicitors.
- Child & Family law
subcommittee – which deals with this area of law reform.
- Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance committee –
which deals with all assessing the work of solicitors who conduct civil legal aid work.
- Education and
Training subcommittee – which deals with the setting of education and training standards for all
- Practising certificate subcommittee – which deals with complex applications from members for
- Property and Land Law Reform subcommittee – which deals with law reform in
these two areas.
- Public Policy committee – which is the principal oversight committee for all our public
policy and law reform work.
- Regulatory Committee – which is the main committee which oversees all of the
Society’s regulatory work.
- Rules, Waiver and Guidance subcommittee – which deals with consideration of
the Society’s practice rules, requests for waivers and guidance.
Travel expenses are paid to all committee and subcommittee members. Meetings are held in the Society’s offices in