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Career development and volunteering at the Law Society of Scotland

If you want to enhance your career, develop your skills or just give back to your profession, there are lots of different personal and professional development opportunities at the Society

Going international – a Scots lawyer's week at the IBA

John Morgan, a newly qualified solicitor at Brodies, recently received a scholarship from the International Bar Association to attend its annual conference in Washington DC. He tells of his experience

Letter: Balanced approach?

Client balances: does the Society apply different rules to itself regarding members' money?

£42.20: four more years

Will the Society now stand up for legal aid practitioners?

The journey to dual qualification

Lancaster based Clare Davey explains her route to qualifying into Scotland before being admitted as a Scottish solicitor earlier this year

Street Law – not your standard law lecture

Laura-Anne Douglas, LL.B graduate from Dundee University and Street Law trainer, explains all about the Law Society’s Street Law scheme

Top tips for working from home

Chantel Gaber, head of member engagement for England & Wales at the Law Society of Scotland, explains her top tips for working out of the office

Smartcards from the Highlands to Hong Kong

As the rollout of smartcards to Scottish solicitors begins to wind down, Jana Berger from the Society’s smartcard team reflects on a process that has seen over 9,000 cards issued

Master Policy: why switch from Marsh?

Some concerns, and the Society's response

Turn of the year

Reviews at the AGM and the change of President highlight significant issues of the moment

Mission to make new lawyers' views heard

Q&A with Ayla Skene, solicitor at Pinsent Masons in Glasgow, who has just been co-opted as the new lawyers’ representative on the Society's Council

In-house support for in-house solicitors

With the launch of the new guide for in-house solicitors earlier this month, we thought it was high time we got Beth Anderson, the Society’s Head of Member Engagement for In-House Lawyers, on the blog