Communities Committee vacancies
Communities Committee vacancies
Law Society Communities consist of Sections and Divisions.
Our Sections are subscription-based communities, designed to help members implement best practice. Our Divisions are demographic or practice type web based communities offering a range of free membership benefits. See http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/communities/ for further information.
Both Sections and Divisions have a yearly engagement programme including conferences, events and online content focusing on supporting practitioners and encouraging best practice.
The Section / Division committees are groups of enthusiastic individuals who have an interest in the relevant area and advise the Society on how best to support, promote and represent members in the relevant field and help to shape the engagement programmes.
Several Communities’ committees have vacancies - listed below.
To apply for any of these vacancies please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a statement of up to 500 words outlining how you can contribute to developing engagement with the respective Section or Division community, including practical examples, demonstrating an understanding of what you consider to be the important issues.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate:
- a sound knowledge and understanding of the relevant area,
- an interest in the relevant Section / Division,
- the experience and drive to deliver training and support,
- and an ability to represent the ideas and views of practitioners within the relevant area.
The deadline for return of applications is 28 February 2019.
Appointments will be made on merit following an open and transparent process. A selection panel will consider the applications and shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 14 March 2019.
We aim to have a regional mix of members and are also interested in hearing from applicants who are currently on Law Society Committees, including women and those from minority ethnic backgrounds.
IN-HOUSE DIVISION COMMITTEE
The In-house Division engages and supports in-house counsel by promoting best practice and addressing current issues and challenges facing the in-house community working in corporate and public sectors, not-for-profit organisations and charities.
We are looking for committed and enthusiastic in-house lawyers ready to contribute from the commercial, non-profit and charity sectors, particularly in the Midlands.
PROPERTY SECTION COMMITTEE
We welcome applications from those working in residential and commercial practice and supporting property practitioners, including but not limited to:
- Commercial property solicitors
- Planning solicitors
- Property tax specialists
- Landlord and tenant solicitors
- Contentious property solicitors
- Practice Managers
- Solicitors working for financial institutions
- In-house residential / commercial property solicitors
- Experience in Cross-border transactions / deals
SMALL FIRMS DIVISION COMMITTEE
Candidates must be able to articulate and distinct needs, support requirements and interests of members working in small firms, covering issues such as risk, regulation and compliance, business efficacy and innovation.
We aim to have the following representative mix of members:
- sole practitioners
- members from firms with 2-4 partners
LAW MANAGEMENT SECTION COMMITTEE
We welcome applications from those with law firm business management experience and knowledge, including but not limited to:
- Chief Executive, Executive Director, Senior or Managing Partner, Head of Department, or Partner of a legal practice
- Suppliers of financial or management services to legal practices
- In-house legal managers
CIVIL LITIGATION SECTION COMMITTEE
The Civil Litigation Section Committee has up to four vacancies for litigation and dispute resolution practitioners of all levels of experience. Candidates should be able to attend (in person or by phone) the five Committee meetings a year and to contribute to the work of the Committee at other times, including liaison with
litigation and dispute resolution practitioners and Local Law Societies in the part of England and Wales in which they are based. We particularly welcome applications from those based in Southern England, East Anglia, North East of England and North Wales.
LGBT+ LAWYERS DIVISION COMMITTEE
The LGBT+ Lawyers Division supports LGBT+ lawyers and brings them together to share best practice, and address current issues and challenges in a supportive environment. We are looking for enthusiastic lawyers of all levels (and from all types of organisations) to join the committee to help with our
programme of work and activities throughout England and Wales. We welcome applications from those who identify as LGBT+ or are allies to the LGBT+ community.
If you are interested in this committee, please email LGBT@lawsociety.org.uk for further details on the application process as it is different to the one set out above.
The Law Society encourages applications from all eligible solicitors, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.