We want you to have your say in the work of the Law Society, and to help you get the maximum benefit from your membership.
One of the best ways of doing this is to register your vote
in elections to the
Council of the Law Society, our governing body. The Council acts as the
voice of the profession, taking decisions on major strategy and policy. Elections
are independently managed by Electoral Reform Services for the Law Society.
For some seats, like the Ethnic Minority and LGBT
representatives we need your information so that you can vote for your Council
Joining our Divisions is the best way to let the Law Society
know what you are interested in or what
you would like to know more about. Our Divisions, communities and networks
offer targeted information and opportunities that can help you develop
in your professional life.
Ethnic Minority Council Seats
Our ethnic minority members are electing 3 council
members to represent them.
If you are a solicitor from an ethnic minority background, you can sign up to vote for your representatives, by registering with My Law Society and choosing your interests.
Signing up to the Division and registering for the Council
elections is free and only takes a few minutes.
How to register to vote:
1. Sign up for a free My Law society account. You’ll receive a verification email.
2. Verify your account and add your MySRA details to confirm you are a solicitor.
3. Choose Ethnic minority lawyers as an Interest.
4. This also signs you up automatically to the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division, which is free. If you do not wish to join the division at this time, just let us know. You will still be able to vote for the Council seats.
Help us spread the word by sharing with all your colleagues and friends. The last day you can register to vote is 31 May.
LGBT Council Seat
Our LGBT members are electing
a new LGBT council member to represent them.
To vote for your new LGBT Council representative, you must be
signed up to our LGBT Division. Council members must be solicitors so only
Division members who are solicitors may stand for election.
If you are not currently a member of the LGBT Division, please email LGBT@lawsociety.org.uk to
We strongly encourage you to sign up by the end of May in
order to vote for your representative.
Please note that
the Council seats for the Lawyers with Disabilities division and Women Lawyers
division, are filled (by Council decision) following nomination by the Division
We also want to ensure we are Data Protection compliant, and
that you know how we will use your information. We are asking that you
follow this process so you are expressly opting in to receive information
and communication from the Divisions.
Dates for your diary
Last day for receipt of
10 May (5pm)
Last day for receipt of statements and
photographs Mon 15 May (5pm)
Voting papers go out Mon 5 June
26 June (12 noon)