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Traineeship numbers hit by pandemic

Our latest figures show that the number of traineeships offered by solicitors fell by more than a quarter in the last practice year, as the effect of the coronavirus pandemic took its toll.

Women’s Access Network launches

The Law Society of Scotland has launched the Women’s Access Network to connect senior women in the legal profession with female solicitors and trainees looking to take the next steps in their careers.

New and familiar faces returned to the Law Society Council

Two brand new faces are returned to the Law Society of Scotland Council along with a more familiar face, who returns for a second term.

Five finalists shortlisted for In-house Rising Star Award 2020

Five newly qualified, in-house solicitors have been shortlisted for the Society's In-house Rising Star Award 2020. Read more about this year's award finalists.

Law firms aim to drive diversity in trainee recruitment

Following a successful pilot, Morton Fraser and Dickson Minto have committed to using of the Law Society of Scotland’s contextualised recruitment scheme, in partnership with RARE, in their latest graduate recruitment rounds, helping to drive workplace diversity and social mobility.

Law Society President and Chief Executive take to the stage for 'LexFactor' fundraiser

Top musical talent from across Scotland’s legal profession have signed up to take part in the first LexFactor battle of the bands to support the Lawscot Foundation.

Final year LLB survey 2020

We have launched a survey to understand more about the career aspirations of current law students and solicitors of the future. Whether you hope to become a solicitor or not, we would like to hear from all final year law students, to understand more about your career choices.

Be part of our new lawyers reference group

Applications are open for anyone wanting to join our new lawyers reference group. The group meets bi-annually in Edinburgh to discuss issues affecting new lawyers and contribute to our strategy in related areas.

A career outside a big firm - student roadshow!

Are you an LLB or DPLP student who's keen to find out about working in-house or for a high street firm? Our annual roadshow for students is bringing employers to you!

Give the gift of thanks this BaubleFest

The theme for this year's annual festive Lawscot Foundation fundraiser is 'thank you'. Buy a bauble for our Lawscot Foundation tree to say ‘thank you’ to someone who has made a difference in your life, with all the proceeds raised going to support more young people.

Mooting? What's that?

Lauren Pennycook, final year law student at the University of Dundee and Vice President (External Competition) of the University of Dundee Mooting Society, discusses her experience of mooting and the benefits this has brought

Starting your traineeship? What to expect...

David Phinn, trainee solicitor at Miller Samuel Hill Brown, discusses his experience of embarking on the traineeship and gives you his top tips for a successful beginning