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Law Society of Scotland wins award for its work with new lawyers

18 November 2014 | tagged News release

The Law Society of Scotland has won a UK award for its work in supporting new lawyers.

Heather McKendrick, Careers and Outreach Manager at the Law Society, was presented with the award for Best Practice in Career Development Services by an Employer at the UK Career Development Awards on Monday, 17 November. 

The awards, held in Glasgow last night, are organised by the Career Development Institute and celebrate excellence in career development. 

Lorna Jack, chief executive at the Law Society of Scotland said: “I’m delighted that the Law Society has been recognised for the work it does to support solicitors at the start of their career – from school pupils thinking about studying law right through to qualification and beyond. Becoming a solicitor takes a great deal of effort and dedication and it’s essential that we, as their professional body, provide the right kind of support to allow our newest members to progress in their chosen career.

“The team at the Law Society works very hard to deliver a support programme for new lawyers, including our well known schools debating tournament – now in its 15th year, specialist continuous professional development and a highly successful mentoring programme for new lawyers who can benefit from guidance offered by solicitors with a great deal of experience.”

ENDS                                                              18 NOVEMBER 2014

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Val McEwan on 0131 226 8884. Email: valeriemcewan@lawscot.org.uk / sarahsutton@lawscot.org.uk

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