The power of partnerships

Back in November our Equality and Diversity Manager Elaine MacGlone attended the Stonewall Scotland workplace conference. A key theme was the power of partnerships to pool resources and exceed what an individual organisation may be able to achieve on their own - an approach which the Law Society is always keen to embrace.

Getting work experience

Amelia Mah, future trainee solicitor and final year dual-qualifying law student at the University of Dundee, discusses work experience.

European Law Students' Association

ELSA’s history, its global and national links as well as unique opportunities that it offers to its members. We want to raise awareness and to gain practical and financial support from law firms. Our aim is to organise events that will add value to the academic and work experiences offered to ELSA members.

New Year - New You! Make mentoring your resolution

Our Careers and Outreach Coordinator, Lyndsey Thomson, talks about the benefits of mentoring and why you should make this your New Year's resolution

Journal editorial January 2020

Independence of the profession, or independence of its regulation? Those stances represent the opponents and supporters of the Roberton review proposals, the subject of renewed debate this month

A New Year but an old challenge - to improve equality and diversity

How are your New Year's resolutions going? Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, has been inspired by the turn of the year to blog on the challenge to improve equality and diversity in the legal profession, and the improvements we can all work towards to make this happen.

The benefits of dual qualification for an international legal career

Rob Dudley, BARBRI Deputy Managing Director, International, discusses working across borders and how BARBRI can support those looking to dual qualify in another jurisdiction.

Journal editorial December 2019

The benefits of bringing a feminist perspective to the law

Anyone can play guitar!

If you've ever harboured secret aspirations of becoming a rock star, then look no further than Lexfactor. Round up your band and sign up to take part in the inaugural battle of the legal bands on Thursday 12 March at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange. It's all in support of a great cause, the Lawscot Foundation, so if you're more of a groupie than a performer, you can help too. Buy your ticket, get the date in your diary and come a long for a great night out. And in the meantime, watch Lorna and John's promo video to find out more!

Putting user experience first benefits us all

Rob Marrs, Head of Education, reflects on the recent Inclusion Scotland conference and asks what difference would it make if we began by asking how can we design processes to make sure everyone can participate.

The victim surcharge

Law Society Policy Executive Gillian Mawdsley provides an update on the victim surcharge regulations which were introduced in November.

My unconventional journey to qualification

Claire Withers, newly-qualified solicitor at Brodies, discusses her journey to qualification and explains why, despite qualifying six years later than intended, she wouldn't change her experiences on the way