Qualified solicitors have the option of entering a partnership, starting their own firm, applying to join the judiciary, or qualify as a Solicitor Advocate. The Law Society of Scotland runs courses for members who are entering a partnership/starting their own firm (Practice Management Course) and members seeking accreditation as a Solicitor Advocate (Rights of Audience). Both these courses are required to be completed with the Law Society. Members interested in joining the judiciary can learn about the process and how to stand out from the crowd in our Applying for Judicial and Public Appointments course. Further details are available by clicking on the links below.

Practice management course

A course for new and prospective partners covering leadership, business skills and legal responsibilities.

The High Court of Justiciary

Rights of Audience training

Equip yourself with the required knowledge to attain rights of audience

Applying for Judicial and Public Appointments

Learn more about our competency-based application and interview training.

We additionally run a number of essential skills and certification courses to help you upskill and further your career prospects. Places on these courses are limited, but we will continue to add new dates throughout the year. Please sign up for CPD newsletter if you’d like to be notified of the new course dates.

Certification Courses

We have recently launched our first Certification Course, allowing members to complete a course of study to gain an official certification from Law Society of Scotland.

Essential Finance Skills

This training course will give you the knowledge and skills required to operate with confidence when undertaking finance tasks.

Essential Business Development Skills

This unique programme will help you increase your client numbers, win you pitches and develop outstanding teams.