Blogs & opinions
Back in November our Equality and Diversity Manager Elaine MacGlone attended the Stonewall Scotland workplace conference. A key theme was the power of partnerships to pool resources and exceed what an individual organisation may be able to achieve on their own - an approach which the Law Society is always keen to embrace.
Amelia Mah, future trainee solicitor and final year dual-qualifying law student at the University of Dundee, discusses work experience.
ELSA’s history, its global and national links as well as unique opportunities that it offers to its members. We want to raise awareness and to gain practical and financial support from law firms. Our aim is to organise events that will add value to the academic and work experiences offered to ELSA members.
Our Careers and Outreach Coordinator, Lyndsey Thomson, talks about the benefits of mentoring and why you should make this your New Year's resolution
Independence of the profession, or independence of its regulation? Those stances represent the opponents and supporters of the Roberton review proposals, the subject of renewed debate this month
How are your New Year's resolutions going? Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, has been inspired by the turn of the year to blog on the challenge to improve equality and diversity in the legal profession, and the improvements we can all work towards to make this happen.
Rob Dudley, BARBRI Deputy Managing Director, International, discusses working across borders and how BARBRI can support those looking to dual qualify in another jurisdiction.
If you've ever harboured secret aspirations of becoming a rock star, then look no further than Lexfactor. Round up your band and sign up to take part in the inaugural battle of the legal bands on Thursday 12 March at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange. It's all in support of a great cause, the Lawscot Foundation, so if you're more of a groupie than a performer, you can help too. Buy your ticket, get the date in your diary and come a long for a great night out. And in the meantime, watch Lorna and John's promo video to find out more!
Rob Marrs, Head of Education, reflects on the recent Inclusion Scotland conference and asks what difference would it make if we began by asking how can we design processes to make sure everyone can participate.
Law Society Policy Executive Gillian Mawdsley provides an update on the victim surcharge regulations which were introduced in November.
Claire Withers, newly-qualified solicitor at Brodies, discusses her journey to qualification and explains why, despite qualifying six years later than intended, she wouldn't change her experiences on the way