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Legal aid board members reappointed
The Cabinet Secretary for Justice has re-appointed existing board members Sheriff Kenneth Ross, Elaine Rosie and Susan McPhee to the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB).
Their first terms of appointment ended in March this year. The re-appointments will be for four years and will run until 31 March 2012.
Sheriff Kenneth Ross has been a sheriff in Dumfries since 2000. He has previously served as a sheriff in Linlithgow for three years and as a temporary sheriff for 10 years. Before becoming a sheriff, he was a solicitor for 23 years. He is a former President of the Law Society of Scotland and is currently a member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.
Elaine Rosie has been the training and development manager with Shelter Scotland since 2000, with responsibility for training and the Scottish Homelessness Advisory Service. Before this, she was the depute director of Shelter Scotland for eight years, with responsibility for managing all Shelter's advice and legal services provision in Scotland.
Susan McPhee has been the head of social policy and public affairs with Citizens Advice Scotland since 1998. Before this, she was legal services adviser with Citizens Advice Scotland, having previously been a solicitor in private practice from 1981 to 1990.