Who we are

The Law Society of Ireland is governed by a Council, comprising elected and nominated members of the solicitors’ profession. The Director General is the Chief Executive of the Law Society with all of the powers and responsibilities usually vested in a Chief Executive.

President and Council

A new Councl is elected every year in November and delegates statutory functions to a range of Committees. A President and Vice-Presidents are also elected each year from elected Council members.

You can view profiles of each Council member in Know Your Council.

Council elections 2016/17

The results of the 2016/17 election have been published online. See Council Election results.

Director General

The Director General is the Chief Executive of the Law Society.