The Surrey Law Society welcomes members from across the county who wish to engage and network with other individuals and firms within the legal profession. The Society’s membership, which is made up of around 800 individuals, benefit from a range of opportunities to share experiences and best practice with peers, whilst further promoting Surrey as a legal centre of excellence. The Society hosts a wide range of training courses and social events, including our flagship SLS Legal Awards, which allow members to establish new relationships and grow their networks in the community. In addition, the Society has implemented a full online programme of content, to support our face-to-face meetings, and members have access to this programme as well as the full back catalogue of webinars and courses that have been hosted previously. Our membership is formed of a number of different categories, and we support, work with and represent our members across the country, forming a vibrant and active membership community.
Eligibility to enter the SLS Legal Awards and nominate yourself, your firm or colleague in one of the 11 Award categories.
Free attendance at all the SLS webinars: nominated members can join any of the webinars, details of which can be viewed on the 2023 programme, completely free of charge, where non-members, including anyone not listed under a firm’s membership, are required to pay £25 plus VAT per session.
Training discounts and offers: named members are entitled to a 50% discount on their attendance fees for our 2-hour online and 3-hour in person courses; they can also minimise their costs further by utilising the Buy One Get Half Price and Season Ticket offers.
Exclusive invitations to our Social Events: members are invited to attend all the Society’s social events programme including the John Perry Memorial Dinner at Glenmore House, Past President’s Championship Cup at Daytona and Legal Brain of Surrey Quiz.
Essential access to guidance and thought-leadership: provided in a range of new and exciting formats including the SLS Bitesize series, Supporting Surrey programme, Membership Bulletins and via the SLS website.
The Surrey Lawyer Magazine: receipt of a quarterly copy per member and the opportunity to submit your own editorial, including your firm’s news or topical feature articles, which can be used for your own publicity.
Access to the Surrey Law Society Mentoring Scheme: designed to assist junior lawyers in developing their understanding of the legal world and giving them a ‘buddy’ from another firm to speak to informally.
Access to the Law Firm Marketing Club (LFMC): Surrey Law Society members can attend or access recordings from the LFMC webinar programme.
Unlimited opportunities to post vacancies on our Job Noticeboard which are listed on the Society website and promoted to members via our social media channels and LinkedIn.
Representation and lobbying on issues of importance to the legal community
Engaging in consultations on issues such as Costs, Court Closures, HMLR, the Solicitors Indemnity Fund and Legal Aid
Access to the Surrey Law Society social media pages and groups on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
The Society offers the option of Corporate Membership for firms with 20+ fee earners. The current fee is capped at £1,850 and you will need to provide us with the names and contact details for registered members. But the good news is that the Corporate Membership covers all your firm’s staff… not just fee-earners but support staff and paralegals…and they are all entitled to all the benefits of membership including access to free content and attending events and training at the discounted rates.