Recruitment of members

Oct 07, 2020
The Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC) is seeking new members. 
Positions are now open for an advocate member to join the Council and a consumer representative member to join its Access to Justice Committee.   
The deadline for applications is 22 October 2020.   
The SCJC was established in May 2013 and replaced the previous Court of Session and Sheriff Court Rules Councils. In addition to preparing rules for the Scottish civil courts, it provides advice and recommendations to the Lord President and the Scottish Ministers on the future development of the civil justice system as a whole. For more information on the Council’s priorities and work, see the Annual report 2019/20 and Annual Programme 2020/21
Further information on the functions and powers of the Council can be found here.  
Information on the remit of the Access to Justice Committee can also be found here.  
Appointed members hold office for three years. See the SCJC website for information on current membership
The Lord President, The Right Hon Lord Carloway, Chair of the Council, said:  
“This is an important time in the development of civil court rules with the civil justice system exploring new ways of working and other ground breaking reforms. It is vital that the Council continues to have the necessary expertise to take these reforms forward. I would encourage anyone with the right skills and knowledge who wishes to make a difference to the civil justice system in Scotland to apply for a position.”  
Application packs are now available here. 
 
Notes 
The Scottish Civil Justice Council was established on 28 May 2013 under the Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Act 2013.  
A Statement of Appointment Practice in respect of appointments to the Council can be found here
Contact: Andrew Campbell, acting Secretary to the Council, at scjc@scotcourts.gov.uk  
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