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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.

Not yet registered with ScotLIS?

Registers of Scotland is withdrawing Registers Direct, its legacy service for accessing registers, on 30 November 2018.

Meditation: Becoming a mindful lawyer, 10 minutes at a time

NQ Solicitor Tim Taylor shares his experience of mindfulness and explains how his daily meditation practise has had a positive impact on his personal and professional development.

Three Scottish solicitors awarded newly introduced accreditation

After demonstrating their vast experience and understanding of professional regulation, three solicitors in Scotland have been accredited with the Regulation of Professional Conduct Law specialism.

From private practice to in-house… vision, coaching and strategy

Philip Hall, Legal Counsel at RBS, shares what his recent move in-house has taught him about the importance of vision, strategy and coaching.

New compulsory risk management CPD requirement

As of the 2018-19 CPD year, which begins on 1 November, Scottish solicitors will be required to include a minimum of one hour ‘risk management’ CPD as part of their annual 20 hours training.

Law Society leads innovation to Europe on legaltech trade mission

We are leading a delegation of Scotland-based legaltech companies on a trade mission to Zurich and Vienna.

Sawubona! (I see you!)

Our Head of Engagement, Katie McKenna, writes about what we can do to show we value and respect the people around us.

Looking after your mental health

Katie McKenna, our High Street Head of Engagement, looks at how we can all look after our mental health on World Mental Health Day

Law Society set to drive innovation in legal technology

Lawyers and tech experts will be encouraged to join forces to develop technology-based solutions for the legal sector.