The Law Society is inviting expressions of interest from solicitors who are not currently practising to join a new programme.
The Career Support service is introducing a new initiative that will address the problem of disconnect and perceived loss of contacts or skills among solicitors who are not currently practising law but planning to return to work.
This new initiative is called Stay Connected. Its purpose is to facilitate solicitors who are temporarily not practising to stay connected with the profession and to keep their skills and network up to date.
Elements of the programme
Solicitors on career break (and otherwise not practising) are now invited to join Stay Connected. Participants will be provided with a fortnightly newsletter which will contain interesting articles relevant to your being away from the solicitors’ profession. We will also invite you to offer feedback on topics that are important and interesting to you and include a section which profiles a participant on career break.
Participants in Stay Connected will have the opportunity to network with each other and attend meetings every quarter with an interesting guest speaker. The meetings will take place in Blackhall Place.
Speakers will include solicitors with experience of returning to work after several years away from law and others with useful insights on topics such as:
- Flexible working
- Remote working
- Returning to work
Participants will be facilitated to interact with each other through a social media interface, in order to share information, collaborate and encourage each other.
Register your interest
If you are interested in joining Stay Connected, please send your full name, preferred email address to receive the newsletter at, your solicitor number and date of birth to firstname.lastname@example.org.