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Support your local faculty

Sharon Wares, a solicitor with The Highland Council and member of the Society's in-house lawyers committee, tells us why she is a proud member of the Faculty of Solicitors of the Highlands

Partner, GC, specialist, freelancer? Inspirational speakers lined up for our career development roadshow

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, talks about our upcoming career development roadshow and reveals our fantastic line-up of panel members so far for each location.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?

We're bringing our career development roadshow back this year, designed to showcase career options in the legal profession. Do you aspire to be a partner, senior manager in-house or an accredited specialist, or are you not quite sure? Come along and hear from our panel of solicitors who have carved out their own unique careers.

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

Writing for real people

Whether you are writing a report or a letter it’s important to keep in mind who you are writing for: real people! Hilary Phillips shares her top tips on remembering and writing for your audience.

Add value not noise

Social media consultant Annie Boyd blogs on how - even in a corporate world - you can harness the power of social media to deliver real results.

Autumn 2018 SOLAS classes

Enrolment has now opened for the Society of Law Accountants in Scotland (SOLAS) classes commencing in Autumn 2018. The course focuses on the three key areas of cashroom accounting, executries and feeing.

How to manage your millennials*

Simon Allison, employment law partner at Blackadders, blogs on how to understand, manage and motivate the next generation of workers.

Innovation in the law: what do students need to know?

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society of Scotland, discusses Legal Cheek's recent event for students hosted by Pinsent Masons, focusing on how innovation in technology is changing the face of the profession.

What employers want from students at law fairs

Olivia Parker, our Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, discusses September's recent round of law fairs. What did students do well and what do employers wish they did better?

Thinking about becoming an accredited specialist?

Solicitors who have held an unrestricted practising certificate for five years are now eligible to apply for specialist accreditation.