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Top 5 FAQs for those considering mentoring

Here are some of the key questions our panel received from a recent information session for prospective mentors.

Partner, GC, specialist, freelancer? Inspirational speakers lined up for our career development roadshow

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, talks about our upcoming career development roadshow and reveals our fantastic line-up of panel members so far for each location.

Innovation Cup invites bright ideas for risk management

Risk management is at the heart of the annual Innovation Cup competition launched today by the Law Society of Scotland, in association with Master Policy lead insurers RSA and brokers, Lockton.

Have your say on in-house traineeships

Our new survey aims to provide a better understanding of the in-house traineeship market - let us know your views.

AML Certificate, where are we now?

The AML landscape is changing and coming under ever growing scrutiny at national and international level. As the AML supervisor for law firms across Scotland it is vital that the Law Society of Scotland continues to deliver a robust regulatory regime which benefits both our members and members of the public.

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline?

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, talks about whether employers are really engaged with fair access and highlights some of the pitfalls that are still regularly identified in the traineeship recruitment process.

What can you offer as an in-house lawyer?

David Bryson, In-house Lawyers’ Committee vice convener, shares his experience of chairing a recent in-house roundtable and highlights his three key takeaways.

Join me on the mentoring platform

Accredited Paralegal, Janet Rieu-Clarke has decided that 2019 is the year when she will take better care of herself and her career development. Taking the plunge and signing up to our mentoring platform she encourages other Accredited Paralegals to do the same.

Law Society agrees strategic partnership with award-winning fintech, Amiqus Resolution

Our new strategic partnership will us work more closely with Edinburgh-based technology company, Amiqus Resolution.

Have you thought about becoming a mentor or mentee?

Are you enthusiastic, passionate and have a desire to make a difference and help people? Why not consider becoming a mentor in 2019 and share your experience, skills and knowledge to encourage and support a mentee.

Thinking about mentoring?

Charlotte Edgar, now a qualified solicitor working at Morisons LLP, shares her experience of participating in the student:trainee mentoring scheme. Charlotte participated in the pilot programme and mentored an LLB student to offer support with early career development and the traineeship search.

Traineeship recruitment - are you missing a trick?

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society of Scotland, discusses why proactivity is important when recruiting trainees and how Lawscot Jobs can help.