Associate status is available to legal practitioners working within local government but who are not solicitors or trainee solicitors (e.g. barristers or legal executives).
Private practice solicitors may take become associates but only where they practice on their own account and undertake work solely on behalf of local authority clients.
Associates Enjoy a range of benefits open to all members including the ability to attend meetings of SLG and engage in branch activities. Associates are not permitted to vote at meetings or hold any office at any level but may participate and express opinion as any other member.
If you wish to become an Associate but are unsure of whether you meet the criteria please contact your local Branch Secretary.
Non-solicitor members of the Fire Lawyers Network may also join as Associates.
Letter from Chair of SLG and President of ACSeS sets out arrangements for transition to the new organisation
The History of Solicitors in Local Government 1947-2012 by John Emms
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