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Secret in-house lawyer - an employer's perspective on the traineeship interview

Our secret in-house solicitor contemplates what the employer can do to help candidates overcome their nerves for that all-important traineeship interview.

Thinking of studying the Diploma?

If you’re a final year LLB student and an aspiring solicitor, the next stage of the qualification process is the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. Applications open this week, so make sure you know what your options are ahead of time.

Trainee statistics reflect a varied traineeship marketplace across Scotland

Recent figures have revealed an increase in the number of solicitor traineeships offered by law firms in towns and more rural areas of Scotland, such as Ayrshire, Argyll and Bute, Highlands and Islands, and Lanarkshire.

Tell us your thoughts on BAME representation in the profession

Rob Marrs, Head of Education and Policy at the Law Society, explains why we're keen to hear from BAME students, trainees or NQs who have had previous careers prior to studying law.

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline?

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, talks about whether employers are really engaged with fair access and highlights some of the pitfalls that are still regularly identified in the traineeship recruitment process.

Have you thought about becoming a mentor or mentee?

Are you enthusiastic, passionate and have a desire to make a difference and help people? Why not consider becoming a mentor in 2019 and share your experience, skills and knowledge to encourage and support a mentee.

Thinking about mentoring?

Charlotte Edgar, now a qualified solicitor working at Morisons LLP, shares her experience of participating in the student:trainee mentoring scheme. Charlotte participated in the pilot programme and mentored an LLB student to offer support with early career development and the traineeship search.

A career outside a big firm

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!

The importance of networking – say yes to that lunch!

Hannah Leslie, trainee solicitor at Springfield Properties Plc, discusses the importance of networking when you’re a trainee.

Lawscot Foundation Charity team up for national award

The Lawscot Foundation has been nominated as the 'Most Innovative Development' in the 2018 Association Excellence Awards and our Careers and Outreach team nominated as 'Best Team’.

Top 7 tips for mentors

Experienced Law Society of Scotland mentors David Bryson and Christopher Morgan discuss their 7 top tips for mentors

The PEAT 2 review and how to make the most of yours

Eilidh Smith, a second year trainee at Brodies talks about the PEAT 2 review process and how to make the most of yours