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Lay Members

Lay Members


Lay Members provide the required vision and input to enable LSS to be a world-class professional body. They represent members interests and uphold standards to ensure the public have confidence in the Scottish legal profession. They also have a statutory duty to work in the public interest, a duty which they are strongly committed to achieving.

The Role

The successful candidates are required to attend around nine meetings per year plus any ad-hoc meetings which may occasionally arise. Candidates will also need to dedicate time to reading papers and information in preparation for the meetings and responding to emails about Council work.

Council meetings are currently held on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30 approx.  Dates for 2024 are: 17 May, 28 June, 6 September, 11 October, and 22 November.

Skills and Experience

The Law Society is open to applications from non-solicitors from any background but would welcome candidates with skills and experience in:

  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Digital and IT

It is also very important that candidates have experience at a senior management or influential level with a track record of achievement using a collaborative approach and strong communication skills.

More information can be found within the document below.


Role Profile