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The Law Society of Scotland Smartcard is the legal ID for solicitors in Scotland and is valid for entry into prisons, courts, police stations, hospitals and care homes.
Law Society of Scotland Smartcard (front of card)
To confirm a solicitor's practising status, please click on the Scottish solicitor status search icon below. If you have trouble using the tool, please check your web browser's compatibility view settings.
To confirm the status of a Solicitor's digital signature, please follow this link. To use this 'certificate checking tool' you need to know the email address that is registered to the Solicitor's Smartcard. If the Solicitor sends you a PDF document with a digital signature, the email address will be part of the signature however, if you receive a Word document with a digital signature you will require to follow these steps: