Law students, trainees and new lawyers are being asked for their views on the support and services provided for trainee solicitors by the Law Society of Scotland and how they could be improved.

A short survey, open now and running until Wednesday 13 April, asks about how useful those who are undergoing or who have recently completed their legal education and training have found the various services provided by the Society for people at their stage – or whether they were aware of them at all.

The results will help to shape the Society’s education, training and qualifications work going forward.

Liz Campbell, executive director in charge of this work, commented: “This is a great opportunity for new solicitors, current trainees and students to influence future policy and reflect on the support they’ve received from the Law Society during their career so far.

“We provide a range of services for new and prospective lawyers, including networking and career building opportunities and information on regulatory processes as well as support and guidance. Feedback from the people using those services is vital and we want to know what services have been most helpful, how we could help more in the future and, importantly, what we could have done better.

“I would like to encourage all new lawyers up to five years qualified, trainees and law students to fill in the survey and make their voices heard.”

Click here to find the survey.

Click here for information about the support available from the Society.