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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.

Survey shows improving gender equality in legal profession

Almost 80% of Scottish solicitors and accredited paralegals feel that gender equality has improved in the legal profession over the past five years.

What is vulnerability?

Research executive Nicola Johnstone asks what is vulnerability and how does it affect the experiences of vulnerable people in our criminal justice system? She also discusses a roundtable event being held by the Criminal Justice Committee and our research team to gather examples of best practice.

The value of research

Research executive Nicola Whiteford discusses the value of research and urges our members to have their say and take part in this year's Profile of the Profession survey before 30 May

Quotas, targets, or what can the legal profession learn from American football?

Our head of education Rob Marrs asks if quotas can encourage career progression

Getting to know you...

It's important that we know and understand our members - help us get to know you and take part in the Profile of the Profession survey.

Law Society launches Profile of the Profession research

Take part in our profile of the profession survey to help shape our future equality and diversity work.

Why did we choose to report our pay gap?

Some of you may have noticed that we chose to report our pay gap even though we were not obliged to by the legislation. Head of Education Policy, Rob Marrs explains why.

What the Lawscot Foundation means to Laura

One of our first ever Lawscot Foundation recipients is Laura, who is studying at Abertay University. While she was still at school, Laura spent a period of time living in a homeless shelter and writes about what the support from the Lawscot Foundation means to her.

Law Society of Scotland reports 21% gender pay gap

We've reported on our gender pay gap for the first time.

Pupils through to national debating tournament final

Pupils from four secondary schools have won a place in the final of Scotland’s biggest schools’ debating competition after a battle of words this week.

Scottish pupils through to semi-finals of national debating tournament

Pupils from 16 schools across Scotland have battled their way to the semi-finals of our Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.