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I'm a solicitor - and a carer

Solicitor Gordon Lennox writes about combining full-time work with the responsibilities of being a carer on Carers Rights Day 2018.

Meditation: Becoming a mindful lawyer, 10 minutes at a time

NQ Solicitor Tim Taylor shares his experience of mindfulness and explains how his daily meditation practise has had a positive impact on his personal and professional development.

Let's talk about stress

Our Head of High Street Engagement, Katie McKenna, shares her personal experience of stress and calls for employers and employees to look stress in the face and take positive action.

Top 7 tips for mentors

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

Mental health first aid, a simple question?

Mental health first aider, Lyndsey Thomson explains what's involved in the mental health first aid training and what it has meant to her personally.

Law Society launches online mental health resource to support legal professionals

We're marking Mental Health Awareness Week with the launch of a new web-based resource Lawscot Wellbeing.

Trainee helpline: So, who are you gonna call?

Katie Wood, Head of Admissions, explains how she supports trainee solicitors on our confidential helpline – starting with nagging!

How to manage stress at exam time

Katy Forrest, a third year LLB student at the University of Stirling, discusses various techniques law students can use to deal with stress.

How making the most of internal support can improve your wellbeing

Laurin Campbell, a trainee solicitor at Brodies, explains how law firms can take the initiative in supporting their staff's wellbeing and why new lawyers in particular should take advantage of what their employers make available.

Fighting for peace and quiet – how the right hobbies can help

Susannah Pencovich, a newly-qualified solicitor based in Edinburgh and specialising in property and private Client work, discusses the benefits to new lawyers of taking up a relaxing hobby.

Mindfulness – what is it and how can it help new lawyers?

Two trainee solicitors, both at Brodies, share their thoughts on mindfulness – the process of incorporating awareness into our daily lives.

Building your support network (with a little help from your friends)

Charlotte Edgar, a second year trainee solicitor at Brodies LLP discusses the importance of building a supportive network at the beginning of your career.