There are three alternative categories of membership for those who are considering a period of time away from practice or have retired and want to keep in touch with what's going on in the legal profession. 

Fellow
Would appeal to If you have retired/ are retiring - having accumulated a wealth of knowledge about the law and business throughout your practising career and are keen to stay involved and give something back.
Benefits • Name on the roll of solicitors
• Entitled to call yourself a Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland.
• You receive the print version of the Journal as well as online Law Society newsletters.
• Invitation to exclusive Fellow-only events.
• Can attend our annual conference (places are limited and on a first-come first-served basis)
• Access to member benefits
• You are entitled to attend and vote at general meetings as well as stand for Council and the right to vote for Council members
• Opportunity to join committees / take part in mentoring
• Entitled to use the post-nominals FLSS
• Networking opportunities / invitation to presidential faculty visits
• No CPD requirements
• Not liable for the SLCC levy
Eligibility You must be retired from full time employment and held a practising certificate with the Law Society of Scotland for a minimum of 25 years with no findings of misconduct against your name. See full details
Fee £250 per annum. Renewal occurs in October
Restrictions Not entitled to practise nor act as a Notary Public.
How to apply Contact fellow@lawscot.org.uk
Non-practising member
Would appeal to If you wish to remain actively involved in what happens to the profession
Benefits • Name on roll of solicitors
• You will receive online newsletters and the print version of the Journal
• Access to services such as professional practice advice, training and development opportunities and member benefits
• Attend and vote at general meetings
• Opportunity to stand for council
• Vote for council members
• Access to welfare support service, Lawcare
• No CPD requirements
• No SLCC levy
Eligibility Only open to those already on the roll, having previously held a practising certificate
Fee £315 per annum (£210.00 per annum if unemployed). Renewal occurs in the October
Restrictions Not entitled to practise nor act as a Notary Public.
How to apply Contact registrar@lawscot.org.uk
Roll-only
Would appeal to If you wish to confirm your professional status while keeping in touch with what’s going on in the profession
Benefits • Name on roll of solicitors
• You will receive online newsletters and have access online version of the Journal
• Access to services such as professional practice advice, training and development opportunities and member benefits
• Welfare support service, Lawcare
• No CPD requirements
• No SLCC levy
Eligibility Only open to those who have previously held a practising certificate
Fee £105 per annum. Renewal occurs in October
Restrictions Not entitled to practise nor act as a Notary Public
How to apply Contact registrar@lawscot.org.uk