Your last chance to nominate someone brilliant for the 2017 In-house Rising Star Award, is fast approaching – final nominations for this prestigious award must be submitted by this Friday, 31 March.

The award was launched by the In-house Lawyers' Committee of the Law Society of Scotland  in 2013, to celebrate the talent of the in-house legal community, which represents almost 30% of Scotland’s legal profession.

Nominees must be Scottish in-house trainees or in-house solicitors with no more than five years' post-qualification experience. The nominations will be judged by a distinguished panel of in-house lawyers and guest judges.

Along with the recognition of their peers and colleagues, the winner will receive career coaching sessions with a qualified professional and the award will be presented at a drinks reception following the in-house conference on 11 May 2017. All shortlisted candidates will also be offered a free place at the conference.

Graeme McWilliams, Convener of the In-house Lawyers’ Committee, commented: “The Rising Star Award is very much in line with the Law Society’s broader efforts to provide the proportional support and recognition which this important in-house community deserve. It’s their chance to shine!”

To nominate a colleague or someone you know, contact Beth Anderson, Head of Engagement for In-House Lawyers, at by 5pm on Friday 31 March 2017.

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