Law Society of Scotland – Voluntary Committee Positions

About us

We are the professional body for over 12,000 Scottish solicitors. As well as setting standards for and regulating solicitors, we have a role to understand and serve the needs of our members and the public.

At the Law Society of Scotland, we are working together to achieve our overarching objective of leading legal excellence and we are striving to excel and to be a world-class professional body

About our committees

Our committees carry out valuable work looking at a range of issues to do with improving the law and legal practice.

Members of our Committees and Sub-Committees play a vital role in the running of the Law Society and carry out valuable work for the profession and the public.

By joining one of our many committees, you could make connections from across the profession and indeed in other professions, learn more about the work of the Society and contribute to our work influencing law and policy.

We currently have a broad range of solicitor and non-solicitor vacancies across a variety of committees:

  • Regulatory Committee
  • Admissions Sub-committee
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Sub-committee
  • Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee
  • Client Protection Sub-Committee
  • Complaints & Oversight Sub-Committee
  • Professional Conduct Sub-Committee 2
  • Rules, Waivers and Guidance Sub-Committee
  • Public Policy Committee
  • Banking, Company and Insolvency Law Sub-Committee
  • Energy Law Sub-Committee
  • Intellectual Property Law Sub-committee
  • Pension Law Sub-committee
  • Civil Justice Committee
  • Criminal Law Committee
  • In-house Lawyers Committee
  • Insurance Committee
  • Professional Practice Committee
  • Audit Committee

These positions are voluntary, although reasonable expenses may be claimed.

All the information about these vacancies can be found in our website:

To apply for any of the positions in this recruitment round, please complete the application form which can be found in our website. The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 12 July at noon.

We are looking for people from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experience, who have a passion and commitment to further all of the Society’s work for our members and the public. We are particularly looking to broaden the interests, diversity and character of our committees to ensure our work continues to reflect Scotland’s legal profession and Scottish society.

You may never have considered a committee position before, or know much about us, but your experience may be invaluable to the work of the Law Society of Scotland.

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