Smartcard in The Public

The Law Society of Scotland Smartcard is the legal ID for solicitors in Scotland and is valid for entry into prisons, courts, police stations, hospitals and care homes.

Law Society of Scotland Smartcard (front of card)

In The Public Infographic (1)

  1. CCBE – Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe.  The Law Society of Scotland is a Member of the Council and therefore Scottish Solicitors have access to European Courts and Prisons.
  2. The Law Society of Scotland, Governing Body of Scottish Solicitors.
  3. Your role in the Scottish legal profession.
  4. The Registration Authority for issuing Smartcards.
  5. Your Scottish Solicitor ID number which can be checked here.
  6. Card valid until date.
  7. The Name you practise under.

Confirming a solicitor's practising status

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Scottish solicitor status

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The Law Society of Scotland Smartcard

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