About Membership

The London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association was founded in 1948 to represent criminal law solicitors throughout the Greater London area. Since then, our membership has increased to over 1,000 in number, including prosecutors and self-employed advocates. Honorary Members (who are past Members of the Association) include Circuit Judges and District Judges.

If you are not an admitted solicitor then don't worry, you can join as an Associate Member.

We are asked to respond to every significant consultation paper affecting criminal lawyers and lobby committees and government bodies on behalf of our members.

OUR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Consulting with the Legal Services Commission, Law Society, Government, Courts, and Police on any matter that may aect criminal lawyers;
  • Lobbying politicians and media by attending meetings, conferences and functions;
  • Providing criminal lawyers with the latest developments in legislation, case law and professional development.

SO WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING?

By becoming a member of the association today, you will:

  • Help us to influence the Legal Services Commission and the Government on issues that aect you;
  • Receive regular email alerts notifying you of the latest news and developments;
  • Receive the quarterly LCCSA newsletter, “The Advocate”;
  • Become eligible for discounted rates for our training seminars;
  • Increase your profile by being listed on the website (the site receives over 2,000 unique visits a month);
  • Benefit from networking opportunities by attending events organised by the LCCSA.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?

  • The subscription for Full Membership is £75 per annum. To be eligible you must be a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, enrolled and practising. If you are not an admitted solicitor then don’t worry, you can join as an Associate Member!
  • Associate Membership is £50 per annum. To be eligible you must be a fee earner working within the field of criminal law. Associate members are entitled to attend any general meeting of the Association but not vote.

MEMBERSHIP

The London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association was founded in 1948 to represent criminal law solicitors throughout the Greater London area. Since then, our membership has increased to over 1,000 in number, including prosecutors and self-employed advocates. Honorary Members (who are past Members of the Association) include Circuit Judges and District Judges.

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

Full Member – This applies to solicitors who wish to join the Association or renew their membership.  Applicants will be invited to state whether they wish to claim their free identity card for entry into courts and police stations.

Associate Members – This applies to fee earners in criminal law who wish to join the Association or renew their membership.  Applicants will be invited to state whether they wish to claim their free identity card for entry into police stations, provided they are accredited representatives according to LAA regulations.

Solicitor Identity Card Only – This applies to solicitors who do not want to join the Association but wish to obtain an identity card identity card for entry into courts and police stations. An administrative charge applies.

Accredited Representative Identity Card Only - This applies to accredited police station representatives who do not want to join the Association but wish to obtain an identity card for entry into police stations. An administrative charge applies.

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