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The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for over 11,000 Scottish solicitors. With our overarching objective of leading legal excellence, we strive to excel and to be a world-class professional body, understanding and serving the needs of our members and the public. We set and uphold standards to ensure the provision of excellent legal services and ensure the public can have confidence in Scotland’s solicitor profession. We have a statutory duty to work in the public interest, a duty which we are strongly committed to achieving through our work to promote a strong, varied and effective solicitor profession working in the interests of the public and protecting and promoting the rule of law.
Career mentoring – a project set up to train members already in the workplace so that they can mentor solicitors, and trainee solicitor specifically on developing their careers. This can include those returning to work after a period leave, those who are unemployed, and those who are looking to progress their careers. Initially this included law students and graduates who are looking for traineeships. As we have reviewed the scheme, feedback from mentors and those being mentored suggests that students and graduates are looking for different package of skills, advice and support, and Olivia Parker will lead on setting up a scheme specifically to meet those needs.
Trainee CPD mentors – are supplied to trainees who complete their required continuing professional development with the Society. This is run by the Conference and Events team.