Journal editorial March 2021
As we approach the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah, Philip Rodney, columnist, consultant, non-exec and Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland, discusses what it means to be Jewish and how the legal profession can learn from this time of reflection.
Hannah Leslie, Group Lawyer at Springfield Properties Plc, talks about why students who don't have legal summer placements don't need to panic about how this might impact their job prospects.
The legal profession has increasingly to defend itself, and its neediest clients, from authorities who have little appreciation of its role
Harriet Derrick, our CPD & Training Research Manager, and Confscribe co-founder Ed Murray, round up the key insights from the business readiness panel at the first virtual Sole Practitioner and High Street Firm conference.
Olivia Moore who leads our Lawscot Wellbeing work discusses how employers and individuals can get involved in raising awareness to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 on Thursday, 10 September.
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.