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17 September 18

The Scottish Paralegal Association has revamped its website and is raising its social media presence, to encourage paralegals to network

by Sarah Jayne Millar

We’ve been making lots of changes in the Association recently. If you have not been onto our new website then we encourage you to do so. As part of our changes, we are increasing our online social media presence. We want to have a hub where paralegals can discuss anything and everything paralegal. A place where you can have your say in what you want from the Association. A place where we can inform you about events, meetings, news and the many other ways that we promote the interests of paralegals across Scotland.

On our Facebook and LinkedIn groups you will be able to keep up to date with our CPD events. We have prepared a programme of short CPD sessions to be held at various locations across Scotland. The majority of the events will be free and will encompass a full range of subjects across all legal domains. Accredited paralegals are expected to undergo 10 hours of CPD each year.

Our CPD events and conference also encourage our paralegals to network within their own practice area and those of others. The main focus of our social media presence is to provide a place where all paralegals can discuss or share news from within all legal domains with other paralegals.

We have already had a fantastic reception on social media with our new Scottish Paralegal Association group. One member commented that she had been a “SPA member since the start and working as a paralegal for 27 years! Looking forward to this new group.” To ensure that you are kept up to date with all SPA news and can be the first to buy tickets to our events, just search for Scottish Paralegal Association on your social media search bar and request to join.

You will also be able to buy tickets for our up and coming conference in Dundee via Eventbrite using the link on our website.

If you don’t use social media, don’t worry: we will continue to update you by email.

As always, we encourage our members to contact us with any suggestions or questions. We can be contacted on info@scottish-paralegal.org.uk.

If you are a paralegal working in Scotland in one of the legal domains below, and you’re not a member of the Scottish Paralegal Association, we encourage you to join. Our membership fees start at just £10 per annum. The domains are:

  • civil litigation: debt recovery
  • civil litigation: family law
  • civil litigation: reparation law
  • commercial conveyancing
  • company secretarial
  • criminal litigation
  • employment law
  • liquor licensing
  • remortgage
  • repossession litigation
  • residential conveyancing
  • wills and executries.
Sarah Jayne Millar is employed by Digby Brown and is a committee member of the Scottish Paralegal Association, recognised by the Law Society of Scotland as representing the interest and promoting the development of paralegals in Scotland.

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