Council Elections

As a member of the Law Society of Ireland, have you considered running for the Council?

By joining the Law Society of Ireland Council, you can play an important role in shaping and developing the future of the solicitors’ profession.

The Council governs the Law Society and comprises 31 elected members, four provincial delegates and 13 nominated members. At least eight Council meetings are held annually. Meetings discuss a variety of matters important to the profession including reports from committees, working groups and task forces, and selecting Society representatives.

Nomination forms and important dates - 2019/20

The closing date for candidates’ nominations for the 2019 election is Monday 16 September 2019 at 5:00 pm. Candidates must be nominated by two members, and one member cannot nominate more than two candidates.

Nomination forms have been distributed by post to all members. You can download a copy below.

Close of poll for the election to Council is 31 October 2019 at 5:00 pm, with the election count due to take place on 1 November 2019. Successfully elected candidates serve for a two-year period.

Why get involved?

Joining the Council will allow you the opportunity to play a central part in protecting and directing your profession’s future, further your career and develop connections with your colleagues.

If you have any enquiries about the nomination and election process, please email