All you need to know about membership of the Law Society of Scotland can be found in this section.

If you're not sure where to begin, get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

Practising certificate holders

Information for practising certificate holders.

Registered Foreign / European Lawyer

Find out more about our Registered Foreign Lawyers and our Register of European Lawyers.

Non-practising and roll-only members

There are two alternative categories of membership to consider.


Find out about the traineeship process and the support that we offer.

Accredited Paralegals

Our Accredited Paralegal status is a voluntary accreditation for paralegals working in Scotland.

Student associates

Our free scheme for aspiring solicitors to access careers advice, insights from the profession and opportunities to volunteer with us.

Multi-national and incorporated practices

Find out about Multi-national Practices and Incorporated Practices

Licensed legal service providers

The Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010 allows, for the first time, solicitors to set up business with non-solicitors in so called licensed legal service providers (LPs).