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Message started by ScotKat1 on Jul 11th, 2006 at 11:03pm

Title: Paralegals in Scotland
Post by ScotKat1 on Jul 11th, 2006 at 11:03pm
I recently read a post about guidelines for a Lawyer from overseas practicing in Scotland. Is there any information about being a paralegal in Scotland? I am in the USA now specializing in Real Estate, and will be moving to Scotland in a few years and would really like to be a paralegal there. Any information would be great.

Title: Re: Paralegals in Scotland
Post by Forum Admin on Jul 12th, 2006 at 3:29am
I would contact the Scottish Paralegal Association for some initial information - if you get any, post it here.

http://www.scottish-paralegal.org.uk/

There is an FAQ accessible from the menu on the left.

Title: Re: Paralegals in Scotland
Post by ScotKat1 on Jul 12th, 2006 at 4:20am
Thank you. I have sent off an email to them. The FAQ didn't have my specific question. I will post any findings.  :D

Title: Re: Paralegals in Scotland
Post by Sixfootblonde on Jun 16th, 2008 at 9:51am
www.clt-scotland.co.uk

I am a paralegal at the moment but thought I would go for my paralegal certificate just to put a rubber stamp on the fact that I am a paralegal and I can do the job.  You can do the course through CLT either at home or at a night class.  I am currently doing it at home and the course is definitely worth the money.

Hope this helps  :)

Title: Re: Paralegals in Scotland
Post by Law tutor on Jul 31st, 2008 at 1:01pm
The structure of paralegals in Scotland is now being reviewed and supported by the Law Society of Scotland.   Many colleges in Scotland offer courses in Professional Development Awards in specific areas eg conveyancing, executry etc.   This should be fully activated by January or at the latest for August 2009.   The course is being devised with approval of both the Law Society of Scotland and the Scottish Paralegal Association and runs part time over the period of a year.   It is more cost effective than the training which is supplied by CLT (not Strathclyde University as most people think), although I am not implying that CLT training is not satisfactory.   Anyone who wishes to train as a paralegal should investigate both CLT courses and the PDA's which are offered in colleges in relation to product offered and cost and decide which is best for their purposes.

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