The Law Society of New Brunswick invites interested members of the public to submit an application to be a Public Representative on its Council (governing body), its Discipline Committee or the New Brunswick Law Foundation.
Council’s responsibility is to uphold and protect the public interest by regulation of the legal profession. Public Representatives bring the public perspective to the Society’s governance of the legal profession. Service on Council involves approximately 9 days per year.
The Discipline Committee examines serious complaints concerning the conduct of members of the Law Society. Formal hearings are held before the Discipline Committee. Service on the Discipline Committee involves approximately 3 to 4 days per year.
The Law Foundation provides funding to law related activities. These include law reform, legal aid and legal education (teaching, research, libraries and scholarships). Service on the Foundation involves approximately 2 days per year.
Appointments on Council are for a three-year renewable term and appointments on the Discipline Committee and the Law Foundation are for a one-year renewable term.
Applicants should describe their background, interests and experience, and indicate their reasons for wishing to serve on Council, the Discipline Committee or the Law Foundation.
Please contact us for more information.