Holding a practising certificate entitles members to practise in all areas of the law in Scotland and to call themselves a solicitor. All solicitor members must observe our rules and our standards of conduct and agree to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year.
Members are entitled to a range of support services including CPD and training, automatic subscription to the Journal Magazine and the members benefits scheme, career advice and access to our professional practice helpline.
Admission is restricted to those who have the necessary qualifications and training and who have passed the necessary 'fit and proper' tests.
Holding a practising certificate with the Law Society of Scotland entitles members to:
- practice as a solicitor in Scotland
- be eligible to become
- free entry in our Find A Solicitor tool on the website
- attend general meetings
- vote at general meetings
- vote for Council members
- stand for Council
- vote in referendums
Membership also includes: