CPD Programme

CPD Programme

The Society provides a first rate pro-active and widely used Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme during the Spring and Autumn.

This is open to members and non members alike but the reduced charge available to members (£25 per seminar instead of £40) means in particular that Trainees and Solicitors within their first five years after qualifying can, if they join and use our CPD, effectively enjoy membership for nothing.

For this reason alone it is clearly cost effective for employers to pay for or reimburse subscriptions for those in the “starter” subscription brackets. Most CPD events last one hour and include a light lunch.

Why not join our Facebook group so you can keep an eye on upcoming events there?  Just click here and then use the Ask to Join Group button at the top.


Continuing Professional Development Dates


Thursday 22nd March 2018 - Keith Petrie of FG Burnett on AWPR

Tuesday 10th April 2018 - Janys Scott QC on Adoption and Permanence

Thursday 26th April 2018 - Lynn McAllan of The Cashroom Ltd on Solicitors Accounts Rules and Practical Tips to Help Protect your Firm from Fraud/Cyber Attacks 

Tuesday 1st May 2018 - Alasdair Smith, Partner of Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace on GDPR

Tuesday 5th June 2018 - Bruce Craig, Partner of Pinsent Masons on An Introduction to Shipping La

Further details and booking form available here


On Wednesday 31st October 2012, Maria Robertson presented a seminar called An Introduction to Social Networking.  She was asked to share her notes from it so they are now available, in a somewhat adapted form to include answers to a couple of queries that arose at the end.  It is hoped they will be of use.
Full text of the talk is available by clicking here with the corresponding slides available here.

On Friday 14th June 2013, Maria Robertson presented a seminar called Working Out Of The Box to a group of about 50 of her peers at the 2013 Glasgow Conference of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.  The synopsis for the parallel session is available on their website, here.  Full text of the talk s available by clicking here with the corresponding slides available here.

On Tuesday 16th December 2014, Maria Robertson gave a talk about her work with the Society to a group of librarians from the CILIPS North East group.  Full text of the talk is available by clicking here with the corresponding slides available here.

On Thursday 9th March 2016, Maria Robertson gave a talk on Law Librarianship to a group of library studies students at Robert Gordon University.  Full text of the talk is available by clicking here with the corresponding slides available here



Useful links to external CPD providers:
Aberdeen Business Network
Balgownie Consultancy

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
CLT Scotland

Core Solutions
CPD North
Edinburgh Law Seminars
Employment Lawyers Association
Faculty of Solicitors of Dunbartonshire
Glasgow Bar Association
Law Society of Scotland
Legal Services Agency
Scottish Law Agents Society
Society for Computers and Law
University of Dundee

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