The Accredited Paralegal Status is open to anyone working as a paralegal under the supervision of a Scottish solicitor, either in private practice or in-house. Our members range from individuals who have worked in the paralegal profession for several years to those just starting their career. Whatever your circumstances we would encourage you to apply.
There are two routes available:
Trainee Accredited ParalegalIf you have a formal qualification but less than two years' experience working within your practice area (see below), you can apply to become a Trainee Accredited Paralegal.
Full accreditation (also referred to as the waiver)If you have a formal qualification and over two years’ experience working within a practice area (see below), you can apply for full accreditation. We will ask you to provide evidence that you have been continuously working and are proficient in the general competencies for an accredited paralegal and specific competencies for your chosen practice area.
Not sure if you are eligible?
We appreciate that some paralegals may not be able to meet all the criteria either in terms of qualifications or competencies. If you want to discuss your eligibility, please just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Areas of Practice|
|Civil Litigation: Debt Recovery||Criminal Litigation||Repossession Litigation|
|Civil Litigation: Family law||Employment Law||Residential Conveyancing|
|Civil Litigation: Reparation Law||Financial Services: Asset Management||Wills & Executries|
|Commercial Conveyancing||Liquor Licensing|
Can't see your area of work?
If there are any other areas of law that you think would be suitable for accreditation, please get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com.