Peer reviewers wanted for Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee

Solicitors and non-solicitors with an interest in civil legal aid and regulation are invited to join the Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee (QAC).

Playing an important role in areas such as the consideration of peer reviews and the promotion of good practice, there are currently two vacancies for one solicitor and one lay member.

The QAC was created as part of the Quality Assurance Scheme in 2003 and is responsible for monitoring the work carried out by firms offering Civil Legal Assistance. Since that time, the Committee has established and supervised the peer review process on behalf of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland.

The quality assurance scheme is a joint operation of the Law Society of Scotland and the Scottish Legal Aid Board. It is governed by the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 February at 12 noon.

Applicants should:

  • Demonstrate interest in and/or experience of quality assurance and/or Scots Law
  • Have basic knowledge of the Civil Legal Assistance Quality Assurance Scheme
  • Understand the twin duties owed to profession and public
  • Have excellent communications skills and interpersonal skills
  • Possess confidence to challenge and test decisions
  • Have previous experience of Committee work, in either the private or public sector (advantageous).

In addition, solicitor members:

  • Should be a solicitor in practice who has current experience of carrying out civil legal assistance work for clients.

Full information about the background to the sub-committee, the role, applicant requirements, remuneration, and how to apply are available on the Society’s website.

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