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Law Society launches first sector-wide survey on mental health

We are urging everyone working in Scotland’s legal sector to take part in a new survey on mental health in the workplace.

Are you listening?

Janet Rieu-Clarke, our Accredited Paralegal looks at the art of constructive listening and how we can make a positive difference difference to our colleague's wellbeing.

Need support dealing with a client with mental health issues?

Recent stats suggest that around one in three people are affected by mental illness in any one year, so it doesn’t take a genius to work out that a significant proportion of clients who walk in to a solicitor’s office looking for help, will be in someway affected by mental health issues or suffering from poor mental health themselves.

New Year resolutions

Our Head of High Street Engagement, Katie McKenna, considers what brings her joy as she contemplates new resolutions for the year ahead.

It's Christmas! Here's how to avoid getting stressed.

Our Head of High Street Engagement Katie McKenna offers some words of advice on how to look after yourself and avoid getting stressed over the busy festive period

I'm a solicitor - and a carer

Solicitor Gordon Lennox writes about combining full-time work with the responsibilities of being a carer on Carers Rights Day 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.

Let's talk about stress

Our Head of High Street Engagement, Katie McKenna, shares her personal experience of stress and calls for employers and employees to look stress in the face and take positive action.

Top 7 tips for mentors

Experienced Law Society of Scotland mentors David Bryson and Christopher Morgan discuss their 7 top tips for mentors

Mental health first aid, a simple question?

Mental health first aider, Lyndsey Thomson explains what's involved in the mental health first aid training and what it has meant to her personally.

Law Society launches online mental health resource to support legal professionals

We're marking Mental Health Awareness Week with the launch of a new web-based resource Lawscot Wellbeing.

Trainee helpline: So, who are you gonna call?

Katie Wood, Head of Admissions, explains how she supports trainee solicitors on our confidential helpline – starting with nagging!

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