Law Society news
- in the category: Equality and diversity
Gillespie Macandrew is the third firm to join a pilot scheme to incorporate contextualised recruitment into their next trainee hiring round. A partnership between Rare Recruitment and the Law Society, the aim is to increase fair access to the profession.
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.
A first of its kind pilot scheme has been launched to help improve the chances for less-advantaged young people to get into their dream career in the legal sector.
Alongside a number of Law Society colleagues, Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, joined The Glass Network and CMS at Edinburgh Pride on Saturday.
Our Chief Executive Lorna Jack looks at the importance of role models in encouraging equality in the legal profession.
Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, talks about the recent roundtable we hosted for people from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background, and explains the steps you can take to get a more diverse group of people applying to your organisation.
Report sets out five key steps to ensure greater consistency for vulnerable accused people
Olivia Parker, Interim Head of Careers & Outreach at the Law Society of Scotland, shares two key takeaways on how employers can practically get engaged with social mobility.
Janet Rieu-Clarke, our Accredited Paralegal has been out and about this week, meeting Accredited Paralegals, solicitors and paralegals who are not accredited... Yet! She's had her pic taken for the First 100 Years project, shares some great news in numbers and invites you to get involved and share your own stories.
International Women’s Day 2019 President’s speech delivered at the President’s Annual Dinner in Edinburgh, by our President, Alison Atack.
Law Society president Alison Atack congratulates Jill Carrick, the first woman to be appointed Dean of the Faculty of Procurators in Greenock
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.