Law Society news
- in the category: Equality and diversity
We have been accredited as a Leader in Diversity, recognising our achievements and commitment to lead workplace best practice in Scotland.
Results from our Profile of the Profession research suggest that nearly two out of three Scottish legal professionals have experienced mental health issues in the past five years, underlining the importance of our sector-wide focus on wellbeing.
The Society's President Sheila Webster has offered congratulations to 18 new sheriffs appointed on the recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.
The Law Society of Scotland has published its latest diversity data, collected every two years as part of the annual practising certificate renewal process and offering a key insight into the make-up of today’s Scottish legal profession.
The Law Society of Scotland has today, 29 March, launched the Profile of the Profession, its major census of the Scottish legal profession.
Thursday, 23 March marked the start of Ramadan, a month-long event that is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is marked by millions of Muslims around the world through prayer, reflection and daytime fasting.
The Lawscot Foundation’s programme to assist aspiring solicitors from less-advantaged backgrounds will be further expanded, thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with the Clark Foundation.
The Law Society of Scotland has been awarded a prestigious Investors in Diversity accreditation, underlining its record of leading workplace best practice for the Scottish legal profession.
We wish a Happy Pride to all LGBTQ+ plus people working in the legal profession and beyond. During the month we'll be hosting an inclusion event and supporting members and others attending Pride events across the country.
Our office bearers have an important message, standing up for gender diversity and freedom on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.
Our report into racial inclusion within the Scottish legal profession has found an increasingly diverse and progressive sector that wants to do more, but is hampered by slow progress, lack of visible minority roles models and experiences of bias.
Diversity data collected for the first time as part of the annual Practising Certificate renewal process offers a valuable insight into today’s Scottish legal profession.