The beautiful game can dominate discussion at the Faculty, like any other place of work in Scotland. And, of course, arguments rage between fans of different clubs.
Senior Faculty member, Susan O’Brien, QC, will be keeping order when two of her colleagues put forward competing arguments at the annual debate of the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association.
The Faculty has given strong support for reform of the “archaic” offence of child cruelty, but warned that care must be taken to prevent everyday discipline from being criminalised.
Two "innovative initiatives" involving the Faculty and aimed at a more diverse and representative legal profession have been endorsed by Humza Yousaf, Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Justice.
The Faculty, through QCs Lisa Henderson and Herbert Kerrigan, has become an unlikely common denominator for a transatlantic fellowship and an ecumenical chapel in Edinburgh.
Two of the next generation of advocates have already made their mark, after being named the first winners of The Mike Jones Excellence in Advocacy Prize.
Registration is open for the ever-popular 21st Century Bar Conference which this year has Lord Clark as the keynote speaker.
Two Supreme Court judgments will be analysed with a feminist eye in an event chaired by Lady Carmichael and hosted by the Faculty.
The senior woman at the Scottish Bar, Frances McMenamin, QC, is to continue her long association with the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission for at least another six months.
The Faculty is following its Christmas “tradition” this year of making a difference for vulnerable families in Fife, with donations of presents and cash to bring festive cheer.