Join our Membership and Communications Committee

Do we send you too many emails? Should we be on TikTok? Have your say in how we provide value to and engage with our Law Society members, by joining our Membership and Communications Committee.

We’re looking for three volunteers who are keen to help shape how the Law Society engages with our members.

The deadline to apply is midday on 7 September 2022.

The role

The Membership and Communications Committee helps the Law Society to develop our:

  • website, emails, and social media
  • events and conferences
  • approach to learning and development
  • engagement with local law societies and community groups
  • overall membership offer

Committee membership involves:

  • a three-year term (renewable for a further three years)
  • five main meetings each year (up to two in London, the others will take place virtually)
  • opportunities to join working parties for specific projects (such as Law Society grants or how to recognise achievements in the profession)

There will be preparatory reading ahead of each meeting.

The role is unpaid, though we’ll reimburse reasonable expenses in line with our expenses policy (for details, email Ross Hutchison).

Read the terms of reference (PDF 103 KB)

Who can apply

You do not need to be a solicitor to apply, though ideal candidates will show a strong commitment to the solicitors’ profession.

We’re particularly keen to hear from lawyers in:

  • in-house roles
  • large firms (be it at a junior, mid-level or senior level)

How to apply

If you’re interested, you'll need to:

  1. Read the terms of reference (PDF 103 KB)
  2. Download and complete:

Email your application to

The deadline to apply is midday on 7 September 2022.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Next steps

Interviews will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams and are likely to be in the week of 19 September 2022.

The first meeting for new committee members will take place in person at 113 Chancery Lane, London, on Wednesday 23 November, from 10am to mid-afternoon.

A word from the chair

Peter Watson-Lee is a white man with cropped grey hair. He is smiling and wears a dark grey suit, white shirt and silver tie.“Our aim is to improve engagement with the profession. Just sending out emails is not enough, we have to think carefully about how to continually develop our member offer.

“You’re not expected to be an expert, but an important role is to monitor Law Society communications and services and to feed back to our expert staff members on how these are working, from the view of solicitors using these services.

“Each meeting has a fairly full agenda and will require some hours of reading in the week beforehand (but most agenda items are an interesting read!).

“The great plus is that much of what we discuss is fascinating and there is a real opportunity to share your experience and make a true difference to the way things are taken forward.”

Peter Watson-Lee
Chair, Membership and Communications Committee

More about the Law Society

The Law Society champions, protects and supports the 200,000 solicitors in England and Wales.

The Law Society is governed by its Council under which there is a Board and two main committees: the Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee and the Membership and Communications Committee.

Find out more about our governance

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