INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES, LEGAL RECORDS AT
RISK PROJECT - ADVISORY PANEL MEMBER
TERM: 1 year initial term, possibility of
re-appointment depending on the re-extension of the
The Bar Council is looking to nominate a barrister for the
vacant position of Advisory Panel Member for the Institute of
Advanced Legal Studies' (IALS) 'Legal Records at Risk' (LRAR)
About the LRAR project
The LRAR project commenced in September 2015
- Broaden the concept of "legal" records to include the records
of private sector institutions specialised to law (ISLs).
- Raise awareness of information owners of such legal records as
to their value and assist them to unlock their potential for
internal business use and external research.
- Broaden the perspective of legal research, which has hitherto
been primarily concerned with investigating the pre 20th Century
(C20) records of the courts.
- Widen the use of C20 and C21 legal records by demonstrating
their relevance to research disciplines other than legal
- Identify and facilitate the rescue of records of potential
value currently at risk by developing a co-ordinated,
cost-effective model for the transfer of legal records to an
appropriate repository for public access once confidentiality
requirements have expired.
About the role
The project has piloted its approach and has now
reached the stage where it would now benefit from an oversight
Advisory Council comprising experts from research, records
management, archives and legal practitioners.
Its terms of reference are to provide individual
or group expert advice and assistance to the Project Director as
The Panel is not expected to meet physically
more than once or twice a year, but a group email and document site
will be set up.
Knowledge and experience
No specific knowledge or experience is required but applicants
should ideally have an interest in legal records.
Applications will be assessed by a select Appointment Panel
comprised of members of the General Management Committee of the Bar
Council. Selection of the successful candidate will be based
How to apply
Applicants should send a copy of their CV accompanied by a short
written statement stating their suitability for the role and
describing their skills and experience, to:
Bev Dougherty, Executive Office Manager, email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 8
Please note the short
turnaround time - the IALS is seeking a Bar Council nominee by