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2021 Law student events and careers talks

Join us at one of our upcoming virtual careers talks and events, aimed at helping law students on their way to entering the legal profession.

Law Society launches COP26 & climate change competition

Should climate change be a mandatory part of legal education to prepare Scotland's lawyers of the future? Or would having a universal definition of 'ecocide' help to tackle climate change globally? Scots Law students have been challenged to write or record their views on climate change and the law in our new competition to mark COP26 taking place in Glasgow in November.

Secondment opportunity in Brussels

The UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office has an exciting opportunity for trainee solicitors, newly qualified solicitors, or paralegals to gain international experience with a three-month secondment at its office.

Legal aid trainee fund launches

The Scottish Government’s £1 million fund to support 40 legal aid traineeships in Scotland has opened to applicants.

Recommended trainee pay held for second year

The recommended rates of pay for trainee solicitors will not change for the second year in a row, due to the ongoing economic impact of coronavirus, the Society has confirmed.

Law Society and Hey Legal team up to boost flexible traineeships

We've joined forces with Hey Legal, the training and resources platform for the Scottish legal community, to help promote flexible traineeships across the profession.

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.

Recommended trainee pay held at existing rates

The recommended rate of pay for trainee solicitors will not change for the coming year, the Law Society of Scotland has confirmed.