Lawyers with specialist technology roles could be awarded a new accreditation. 

The Law Society of Scotland’s latest specialism, Accredited Legal Technologist, has been created in response to the development of a range of new roles within the legal sector,  such as legal process engineer, legal analyst and legal technologist.

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Law Society of Scotland, said: “This is a tremendously exciting development for the legal sector in Scotland. There has been huge growth in the number of legal professionals diversifying their skills with some taking on specialist technology-based roles. We believe this trend that will intensify in the coming years. We want to support and recognise the development through our new accreditation and over time help to build a global community of specialist who are driving excellence in legal technology.

HeraldScotland:

“This voluntary professional status will recognise the expertise of the successful candidates. We hope that as it develops the Accredited Legal Technologist will become a quality marque that everyone working in legal technology would wish to hold as it provides assurance to the public, clients and to their peers in the legal profession”.

The new accreditation is currently open to Scottish solicitors and Law Society of Scotland Accredited Paralegals who can demonstrate a good level of experience in legal technology.

The Law Society plans to roll out the accreditation more widely in December to allow other professionals in the legal sector to apply.

Applicants will be asked to provide evidence of their knowledge, skills and achievements and provide named referees, alongside their CV.

For more information please visit www.lawscot.org.uk