Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

Following our conference on Policing operations and COP26, our Policy Executive Gillian Mawdsley blogs about some of the issues to consider and highlights some cases arising from individuals making a protest.

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

The draft rules for holding civil court hearings remotely go further than may feel comfortable with – is there a justification?

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

Melissa Laurie, newly qualified solicitor in the TMIC team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, reflects on her experience of returning to the office.

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

What happens in the rare occurrences when traineeships go wrong and employers or trainees seek to end the training contract early? Our Head of Education Rob Marrs explains what's involved in the process, why it might (and might not) happen and dispels some common myths.

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

Plans to cut criminal case backlogs need proper consultation with defence lawyers – and a drive to make best use of their time

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

Ally Thomson, Director of Hey Legal, the training and resources platform for the Scottish legal community, examines the many benefits that trainees can bring to a firm or organisation and its employees.

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

Claire McIntyre, a part-time LLB student with the Open University, talks about her experience of volunteering with the university and Environmental Law Foundation as part of a climate change research project.

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

For its positive, dynamic vibe of today, the Society has much to thank Lorna Jack for

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

Sébastien Flowerdew, a second year trainee solicitor at the Scottish Social Services Council, explores the difficulties organisations face in supporting their trainee solicitors virtually.

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

University of Glasgow accelerated LLB student Alexandra Lee reveals how she's planning to use her summer holidays to broaden her legal knowledge and skillset through virtual work experience programmes and volunteering.

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

The future of remote civil court hearings will need the same spirit of collegiality that enabled the collective delivery of the process – and some fresh thinking

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

Street Lawyers and final-year LLB students Ethan Llewellyn and Rebecca Millar reflect on their experience of delivering Street Law lessons online at Breadalbane Academy during the pandemic.