Blogs & opinions
- in the category: New lawyers
Our Careers and Outreach Coordinator and Career Development Mentoring Scheme lead, Lyndsey Thomson, tells us why you should consider mentoring during this time of uncertainty
Heather McKendrick, our Head of Careers & Outreach, explores some of the myths and questions that have arisen about how the coronavirus outbreak may affect students and trainees.
In the last of our series of blogs relating to alternative pathways into the profession, Emma Jackson, curriculum head for legal services and Jason Graham, lecturer in law, City of Glasgow College, tell us how non-traditional educational routes can bring a valuable perspective to the legal profession.
In the latest of our series of blogs, Fife College lecturer, Sarah-Jane McCormick, discusses why many students choose to study the HNC/D Legal Services prior to the LLB and the benefits of doing so
Kevin Currie, discusses his journey from his time as an apprentice mechanic, with no Highers, to becoming a trainee solicitor at Andersonbain LLP and the hurdles he faced along the way
Hannah Frahm, a dual-qualified solicitor working at Brodies and mindfulness and meditation teacher tells us how mindfulness can help us to take back control
NQ solicitor, Aidan Tuohy, reflects on the last two years and shares the key things he has taken away from his traineeship
COPFS trainee Freya Anderson Ward explains why, for her, the HNC Legal Services was the perfect stepping stone to the LLB.
Olivia Moore works in Careers & Outreach at the Law Society of Scotland. In this piece she uses the story of one prospective trainee to examine why employers might want to improve their flexible working practices to accommodate the next generation of solicitors.
Ahead of our new mentor training on Wednesday 26 February, Cheryl Ferguson discusses the benefits of a good mentor and how to make the most of your mentoring relationship
In the first of a new series of blogs highlighting non-traditional pathways to qualification, David Durie, DPLP student, tells us why studying the HND Legal Services helped him realise his potential and prepare him to for the next step