Recruitment of advocate member

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Advocates interested in assisting in the preparation of sentencing guidelines and the development of sentencing policy for the Scottish courts are being invited to apply to become the advocate member of the Scottish Sentencing Council.

Please note prosecutors are not eligible for this appointment.

The Council is chaired by the Lord Justice Clerk and includes five other judicial office holders, three legal members, a police officer, a victims’ expert and one further lay member.

The closing date for applications is midnight, Tuesday 19 April 2022.

Application packs and further details on the recruitment exercise are available from the Council’s website here.

Candidates successful at the application stage may be invited to interview by a selection panel, chaired by Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk, week commencing 23 May. 

 For further information on what Council membership involves please contact the acting secretary to the Council, David Dickson, at