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In brief: Law Society fills non-constituency seats

The Law Society has elected three new members to fill non-constituency seats. Maria Fernandes has been appointed to the ethnic minorities seat, Pauline McBride has been elected to the local government seat and Robin Healey has been elected to the international practice seat. Kamlesh Bahl has been re-elected as commerce and industry representative.

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