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How mindfulness can help us with our 'new normal'

In the latest in her series on mental wellbeing, Hannah Frahm explains how mindfulness can help us in the 'new normal' we find ourselves in.

Developing a wellbeing strategy for a high street practice post-coronavirus

Following on from a workshop with high street practitioners Olivia Moore, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society of Scotland, lays out some simple steps for smaller employers to include in a wellbeing strategy following the coronavirus pandemic.

Watching Scotland's first virtual summary trial

Our Policy Executive and Criminal Law Committee Secretary, Gillian Mawdsley, watches legal history being made as an observer of the first virtual summary court trial taking place in Scotland this week.

Journal editorial June 2020

Recent behaviour by Government has not encouraged respect for the rule of law, and a very different approach is needed to build future trust

Surviving lockdown as a working parent

Having recently returned to work from maternity leave, Heather McKendrick, our Head of Careers & Outreach, offers her personal experience of juggling work and childcare during lockdown, and why speaking to other parents and carers is such a help.

Gender equality progress must continue for the benefit of all

As the Law Society publishes the findings of its gender equality roundtables, Past President Alison Atack reflects on the progress made across the profession to promote gender equality, the work still to do and tangible ways people can help.

Progressing accelerated written pleas of guilty during lockdown

Our co-convener of the Legal Aid Committee, Ian Moir, writes about his work to progress written pleas of guilty during the current Covid-19 lockdown

Why you should consider a career in-house

Craig Smith, solicitor at East Dunbartonshire Council, discusses his experience of being an in-house trainee and why a career in-house is well worth considering.

Life as a court trainee

Ross O'Donnell, first year trainee at TC Young, tells us why he believes that life as a court trainee is truly fascinating.

Philip Yelland, Executive Director of Regulation, to retire

Executive Director of Regulation, Philip Yelland, will retire at the end of May after 30 years at the Law Society.

Save, donate and nominate to help the Lawscot Foundation

With many of us working from home and saving on commuting and eating-out costs, donating what you save to the Lawscot Foundation and nominating others to do the same will make a real difference to the lives of law students from less-advantaged backgrounds, explains our Careers Development Officer Darren Kerr.

Journal editorial May 2020

Could the COVID-19 crisis provide an opportunity for some radical thinking about our society?