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Take your seat at the table and join our Council to represent new lawyers

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer, tells NQs and admitted trainees why they should apply for the current position of Council Rep for New Lawyers and join the Law Society's decision-making body.

Sowing the seeds of successful future leaders

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, talks about how best to invest in your junior workforce to boost morale and grow a committed, highly-skilled next generation of leaders.

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.

Calling new lawyers to Council

Ayla Skene reflects on her two years on Council as representative for new lawyers and encourages people who are considering standing, to take the plunge.

What should be top of the training agenda for all NQs?

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, thinks about the business skills newly qualified lawyers can equip themselves with for future success, regardless of the direction they want their career to take.

Opportunity for newly qualified solicitors to join Council

Opportunities to stand for Council representing newly qualified members, solicitors in six constituencies across Scotland and Scottish solicitors working in England and Wales.

Reflections on an in-house traineeship

In her final seat and looking forward to qualifying, Joan McHutchison from Glasgow City Council, reflects on an in-house traineeship

Resilience over rejection: the key to success.

Emma Shewan, paralegal at Baillie Gifford and future trainee at Pinsent Masons, discusses how resilience in the face of rejection is essential when you're in a tough traineeship market.

‘Commercial skills for young professionals’ training launch

Today marks the launch of a brand new series of business skills training developed by the Law Society of Scotland in partnership with Sandstone Communications.

Law students! Win Scottish Parliament work experience and £500 cash

If you’re a Diploma student, or an LLB student in your final or penultimate year, this is your chance to win three weeks’ paid work experience in the Scottish Parliament’s Legal Services team as well as a £500 cash prize.

Admission regulations under review

As part of the Law Society’s Rules Review Project, regulations on admission as a solicitor are to be revised.

Considering a career outside a big firm

Arlene Gibbs, Aberdeenshire Council, discusses her experience at the Lawscot Student Roadshow speaking about career opportunities outside a big firm, from an in-house and high street perspective.