Non lawyer wanted for Law Society

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THE Law Society of Scotland is looking for an enthusiastic non-solicitor to join its Regulatory Committee.

The Regulatory Committee’s role is to oversee the regulatory function of the Law Society for the benefit of both the public and profession.

The committee ensures that standards for the profession are set by making relevant and appropriate rules and examining internal processes, policies and procedures through the a number of regulatory sub-committees.

The committee also contributes to the Society’s overall strategy helping to promote confidence in the profession and its regulatory regime.

The committee is made up of five solicitor members and five non-solicitor members with a non-solicitor chairperson elected by the committee.

Candidates will have an interest in or knowledge of the Scottish legal system and demonstrate background knowledge of the regulatory system for Scottish solicitors or equivalent experience in other similar regulatory fields. The successful candidate will have a common sense approach with an ability to make decisions and have the capacity to absorb a great deal of regulatory information.

The successful candidate is required to attend 6 committee meetings per year normally and will also need to dedicate time to reading papers and information in preparation for the meetings.

This is a voluntary three-year position with travel expenses reimbursed.

To apply, download and complete an application form and return it to David Cullen, Registrar at the Law Society of Scotland by 5pm on Tuesday 14 May 2013.

For more information about the role call David on 0131 476 8160 or email DavidCullen@lawscot.org.uk.