Are you seeking the opportunity to share your legal expertise on your legal practice? Would you like to join a talented team that oversee decisions surrounding legal policy affecting our profession? Can you make a difference?
The Law Society is governed by its Council, supported by boards and committees who work together to discuss matters of legal and regulatory policy. This helps to ensure that we are representing, promoting and supporting the profession in the best way possible. We’re looking for exceptional solicitors to join our technical committees below which advise our Boards on their particular areas of expertise. You’ll gain high-quality policy making experience and receive training and personal development opportunities, while knowing your contribution has made a real difference to solicitors in England and Wales.
We have an absolute commitment to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusiveness and are determined to ensure that our governance structure refl ects that commitment. We therefore welcome applications from all members of the profession, irrespective of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, or religion. All appointments are made on merit.
The appointments will be for up to three years initially. Reasonable expenses are paid and an annual incidental expenses allowance of £647.00 is available.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee vacancies
The Law Society also invites applications for membership of its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
The Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee is a special committee of our Council, reporting directly to the Council and advising it on the strategic direction and framework of our diversity work and our commitment to play a leading role in the elimination of discrimination in all our activities. The committee also identifies emerging diversity issues for solicitors and clients. The Council is seeking candidates with substantial understanding of equality and diversity issues, and experience of promoting equality and diversity at a strategic level in complex environments. Applicants should demonstrate a good appreciation of discrimination issues and the law, but it is not necessary to be legally qualifi ed. Appointments to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee are made directly by the Council itself.
The committee has five half day meetings a year at our offi ces in central London.
Completed applications for all committee vacancies should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for return of applications 12 noon on Wednesday 20 April 2016.
For further information on the work of the committees and to download an application pack, please visit
the Law Society website at http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/about-us/our-council/boards-and-committees/committee-member-vacancies-2016/
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Sultana Akther on Sultana.Akther@lawsociety.org.uk
Given the volume of applications received, if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please note you have not been successful on this occasion.
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