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52 new solicitors welcomed to profession

Our latest Admissions Ceremony took place at the Signet Library in Edinburgh this morning (14 June) with 52 new solicitors being admitted to the profession.

Glasgow lawyer John Frame announced as 2019 In-house Rising Star winner

Glasgow-based solicitor John Frame has been announced as the Society's 2019 In-house Rising Star winner

Strathclyde University student wins competition

This year’s annual student competition run by the Law Society in partnership with the Scottish Parliament invited students to look at significant legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament in its first 20 years of and how it has made a positive different to the lives of people of Scotland.

Giuseppe Pia: Decoding legal tech

Giuseppe Pia, trainee at Burness Paull, is the first person to undertake a legal tech seat at the firm; a dual role with the Tech & Commercial team and the firm’s innovation manager. Over the course of three blogs, Giuseppe will de-code the hot topic of legal tech and explain what he’s learning about this growing area of legal service.

How to get a more diverse group of people applying to your organisation

Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, talks about the recent roundtable we hosted for people from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background, and explains the steps you can take to get a more diverse group of people applying to your organisation.

Career development mentoring - is it for you?

Nadine Martin, an associate in the family law team at Harper Macleod, explains why she wanted to become a mentor within the profession and tells us about the training required to do so.

Pay boost recommended for trainee solicitors

Our governing Council agreed that the recommended remuneration for trainee solicitors should be £19,500 for those in their first year and £22,500 for second-year trainees, an increase of £500.

Career opportunities – where and why?

Alison Howells, law student at Edinburgh University, explains why you should seek legal experience in first and second year of university and how to do so.

How employers can get practically involved with social mobility

Olivia Parker, Interim Head of Careers & Outreach at the Law Society of Scotland, shares two key takeaways on how employers can practically get engaged with social mobility.

Nominate your in-house rising stars!

In-house Lawyers Committee member, David Boag, solicitor at Glasgow City Council and one of this year’s judges, explains why the In-house Rising Star Award is so important in celebrating emerging in-house talent.

Celebrating in-house rising stars

Do you know an in-house legal star? Nominations for the 2019 In-house Rising Star Award are now open.

58 new solicitors welcomed to profession

Our first Admissions Ceremony of the year took place at the Signet Library in Edinburgh this morning with 58 new solicitors being admitted to the profession.