Blogs & opinions archive for 2020
- Posts in 2020
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.
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.
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.
Recent behaviour by Government has not encouraged respect for the rule of law, and a very different approach is needed to build future trust
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.
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.
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
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.
Ross O'Donnell, first year trainee at TC Young, tells us why he believes that life as a court trainee is truly fascinating.
Executive Director of Regulation, Philip Yelland, will retire at the end of May after 30 years at the Law Society.
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.