Previous Opportunities

Lay Members

This position is now closed to applications.

Play a part in our profession!

The Law Society of Scotland is the professional governing body for Scottish Solicitors and aspires to be truly reflective of the modern shape of the profession. We are looking for committed individuals to be Lay Members on the Council – the Society’s governing body.

These positions will play a crucial role in ensuring a strong, independent and regulated profession. Lay Members are non-solicitors from all walks of life who provide critical experience and insight from the perspective of the general public. They will play a significant role in our Council and their views, experience and knowledge will play a key part in our discussions. Lay members have been full members of the Society’s Council for the last six years.

This is an opportunity for people from every part of the community to use their knowledge and life experience to make a positive difference for us all. If you have a genuine interest in the Society and would like to make a contribution to the effective practice of law in our country, we would love to hear from you.

Lay Member Candidate Information for download

For further information on the Law Society please visit or contact our recruitment partners Aspen People on 0141 212 7555 for any queries.

We are an equal opportunities employer – in policy and practice.

To apply please complete and submit an application form to Aspen People via the section below. 

Application Form for download

If you do not receive an immediate acknowledgement email please contact Melissa Scholes on 0141 212 7555.

Key Recruitment Dates

Closing date: Monday 27th March 2017
Sift meeting: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Interviews: Tuesday 25th April and Tuesday 2nd May 2017