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Education and learning

  • We have consulted and undertaken research with members to understand their needs around education and learning. We will use our brand, resources and influence to ensure members have access to a range of programmes available to meet their needs according to their resources.

    Our education and learning offering is here to support members to:

    • stay current with best practice
    • make optimal career pathway choices so they can learn and develop continuously throughout their careers
    • improve the quality and range of accessible Law Society training that meets members' needs and
    • support leaders in the profession and increase the productivity of solicitors through structured programmes of management and leadership that can be funded by the firms own training levy funds to mitigate the cost of provision.
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    Want the best job in the world? Become a circuit judge

    Are you a judge thinking about the next stage in your career? Read about about the circuit judge selection exercises the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) will launch in September.

    25 August 2016

    Becoming a solicitor

    Information about qualifying and working as a solicitor.

    18 April 2012

    Law Society publishes guidance for work experience providers in legal sector

    The Law Society of England and Wales today publishes guidance for employers that provide work experience to people interested in a legal career.

    24 February 2016
    Press release

    Judging the next generation

    Judge Julia Moffatt and Craig Lind discuss how solicitor judges can assist and inspire student advocates by taking part in mooting competitions and how aspiring judges can gain useful quasi-judicial experience by volunteering too.

    24 April 2015

    A helping hand: Funke Abimbola

    Funke Abimbola talks about the challenges women face in building a career in the legal profession, and the importance of networking.

    5 April 2016

    Taking the silk road? Four tips from a QC

    This year a record number of solicitor advocates were appointed to Queen's Counsel. Adam Johnson, one of the six appointed, shares his tips for success.

    8 March 2017

    A new route to qualification: the Solicitors Qualifying Examination - Law Society response

    The Law Society has responded to the SRA's consultation on the Solicitor's Qualifying Exam (SQE)

    14 December 2016
    Consultation response

    Article 50 hearing must not lead to the politicising of our judiciary

    Respect for the rule of law is on trial this week as the Supreme Court meets to hear evidence on who should trigger Article 50 and Britain's exit from the EU.

    6 December 2016
    Press release

    Case studies

    Insights into careers within the judiciary.

    19 April 2012

    From Professor McGonagall to Ally McBeal: breaking into law after 20 years of teaching

    I have just completed the LPC. It is demanding and expensive, so not something to undertake on a whim. I was seeking change and challenge in my professional life and felt that law would provide me with both. The blend of academic rigour and the practical element of responding to clients' needs was particularly attractive to me.

    20 September 2017
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