Birmingham Law Society Officer and Council positions – Voluntary Role

Officer and Council positions

Birmingham Law Society Officer and Council Vacancies
We have always encouraged Birmingham’s legal practices to ensure they are represented on Council to help shape the ongoing work of the Society. From September, there will be vacancies on Council, and we invite you to put forward a representative from your organisation who you know would be interested in actively contributing to the work of the Society.

A nomination form can be requested from the team which needs to be returned by Friday 26th July 2024 having been duly proposed and seconded by (fully paid up) members of the Society. Further clarifying information regarding the positions can be found in our Terms of Reference.

 

Deputy Vice President Election 2024

The Deputy Vice President – Voluntary Role – 1 year term from September 2024, leading to Vice President in September 2025

Please see the terms below as there will be changes to the presidential year in 2026.

Deputy Vice-President: September 2024 to September 2025

Vice-President: September 2025 to June 2026:

President: June 2026 to June 2027

A previous Society rule change means that it is no longer a requirement that the person needs to be a member of Council or the Society’s Board. Open to all full members of the society.

Full Members
a. Any solicitor who holds a current practicing certificate;
b. Any solicitor on the Roll who has retired from practice;
c. Any barrister;
d. Any Fellow of CILEX;
e. Any registered foreign or European lawyer who is regulated by an Approved Regulator;
f. Any lawyer holding a legal appointment or teaching law; g. Any other lawyer approved by Council; and
h. Any person who is in a senior position of an organisation providing legal services who is approved by Council.

The role of the Deputy Vice-President is to:

Assist the President and Vice-President in all their functions and to deputise for them when necessary; and
Undertake such other responsibilities or duties as may be delegated by Council or the President.

The Deputy Vice-President’s key tasks are to:

1. Build effective working relationships with Council members and the Board;
2. Meet with sponsors and forge links with potential sponsors;
3. Attend Council meetings;
4. Attend monthly Officers’ meetings;
5. Attend Board meetings as an ex-officio member of the Board during their term in office;
6. Attend at least one of the Professional Committee’s meetings during their term;
7. Develop relationships with the Society’s membership;
8. Be the conduit between the Professional Committees and Council.

Closing date: Close of business on Friday 26th July 2024

If interested in the position, please email becky@birminghamlawsociety.co.uk