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Society opens new "Fellow" membership category

15 August 2019

A new membership category called "Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland" has been launched today by the Scottish solicitors' professional body.

Exclusive to retired members who have held a practising certificate for 25 years or more, the Fellow membership is open in the first instance to the Society's existing non-practising members and roll only members. In time it will be extended to members who meet the criteria but are no longer on the roll. The annual fee of £250 will incorporate the fee for these members, with payment due at annual renewal.

In addition to the title "Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland", the new membership comes with an opportunity to join committees, become a mentor, attend the Society’s annual conference (places on a first-come, first-served basis), receiving the Journal and tailored newsletters, networking opportunities and invitations to presidential faculty visits, access to member benefits, and an annual Fellows' lunch. There is an option to be retained on the roll of solicitors.

In a message to members the Society's chief executive, Lorna Jack, said: "As we commemorate our platinum year, we want to celebrate the contribution our members make to their communities and wider society. We also recognise that members who accumulated a wealth of knowledge about the law and business throughout their practising career, are keen to stay involved and give something back to their profession. Whether that’s mentoring, playing an active role on our committees, attending the annual conference or meeting colleagues in a more social setting, the Fellow membership can provide those opportunities and offers a range of other benefits."

Click here to find out more. To apply, contact fellow@lawscot.org.uk or call 0131 476 8357.

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