Pro Bono Week 2021 is starting today, 1 November, in the UK, and offers an opportunity to recognise and support the voluntary contributions made by the legal profession in giving free legal help to those in need.
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The Faculty of Advocates has issued a response to the Assessment Framework to be used to support decision-making by Redress Scotland on applications for individually assessed payments in terms of the Redress for Survivors (Historical Abuse in Care) Scotland Act 2021.
The nights are drawing in and there’s a definite nip in the air. Winter is on its way, which means so is the season for giving.
The second-largest group of devils – 28 in total – arrived at the Mackenzie Building to begin their nine-month training programme last week.
THE Scottish Civil Justice Council has launched a consultation, with the period for responses around just half that usually given, into how civil justice should be administered in Scotland in the future.
Advocate Tim Haddow has returned to practice after completing a short mobilisation in his capacity as an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.
The legal profession is at a high risk of burnout, associated with high workloads, long working hours, and psychologically unsafe working environments, says legal mental health charity LawCare.
Roddy Dunlop QC, Dean of Faculty, spoke at the opening of the legal year today at a physically distanced ceremony held at Parliament House and introduced by the Lord President, Lord Carloway.
With just a week to go before the “How to Become an Advocate: demystifying the process” virtual event takes place, those interested in attending are being urged to register soon.