Journal editorial September 2020
The In-house Rising Star award is a fantastic opportunity to recognise outstanding in-house trainees and NQs. Beth Anderson, Head of Engagement for In-house Lawyers at the Society, talks about why, this year more than ever, she would encourage the celebration of emerging in-house talent.
John Morrison, Legal Counsel at Phoenix Group and In-house Lawyers Committee vice-convener, shares some thoughts on adapting to new working practices as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Adam Ridley, from Morton Fraser, shares his experience about sitting the Bar Exam and how it has benefited his career so far.
Alleviating the impact of COVID-19 would be a better use of Holyrood's time between now and the election than the Hate Crime Bill
The moderation of Scottish exams results has once again highlighted the challenges faced by pupils from lower-performing schools. Heather McKendrick, Head of Careers & Outreach, discusses how the Law Society is attempting to ensure fair access to the profession, what more needs to be done and how employers can help.
Our week-long virtual summer school had sessions on a wide variety of topics, including exploring the work of advocates. Attendee Julian Thomson discusses the impactful words of one particular speaker and how they inspired him to explore advocacy as a career.
For the first time ever, the Law Society of Scotland ran its summer school virtually this year, with more than 70 pupils from across Scotland attending. Mac Sanderson, a fifth-year pupil at Boroughmuir High School Edinburgh, discusses his experience of the summer school and why everyone interested in a career in law should sign up.
With social distancing measures in force across the country, Laura McLay, a third-year law student at the University of Edinburgh, looks at the virtual ways aspiring legal professionals can develop their skills and gain work experience online.
The International Bar Association invites young lawyers in the Scottish legal profession to take part in their worldwide survey to understand future trends.
Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Law Society, shares some hints and tips about how trainees can be proactive in getting the most from their remote supervision, as working from home becomes more commonplace.
If action on court provision is not taken soon, we may face a hard choice between preserving the jury system and protecting human rights
Zoe Workman, a LLB student at Stirling University, reveals what it's like to home school three primary-age children, while also studying for her law exams during the lockdown.