Where can I find a job as a solicitor?

Where can I find a job as a solicitor?

The Law Society cannot provide direct recruitment advice regarding potential employers or job opportunities. We would advise that you consider the below options.

Please visit the relevant sections of our website for specific traineeship and internship/work experience support.

If you have any questions about careers, please email the team at careers@lawscot.org.uk

Your first port of call: www.lawscotjobs.co.uk

lawscotjobs is the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland's dedicated recruitment website. Here, you will be able to see jobs advertised throughout Scotland in a variety of sectors, in addition to being able to register your details as a candidate in order to receive information about incoming jobs in future.

There is also information specific to new lawyers to support them in their job search.

Find a Solicitor function on our website

Use the Law Society's find a solicitor function to locate solicitors in your area in order to find out if they have opportunities that perhaps they're not advertising elsewhere. You may also consider sending a speculative application, in which case make sure you send a strong CV and a tailored covering letter to the firm.

Other recruitment websites

Law firms and particularly in-house organisations may use national employment websites to advertise their opportunities. LinkedIn is also often a rich source of job advertisements. Additionally, check national legal publications, who generally have a 'jobs' section in their daily/weekly email shots.   

Explore locum opportunities

Would short-term contract work fit in with your schedule? What are the opportunities for working as a locum? How do I join the Society's register? Find out more here.

The Law Society of Scotland

Find out about what opportunities are available at the Law Society here.

Visit our support for individuals page if you're going through a period of unemployment and would like to learn more about additional support.

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