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The Society of Solicitor Advocates is a voluntary organisation formed to represent the interests of solicitor advocates in Scotland and to promote excellence in advocacy before the Scottish courts.

The Society is consulted on many topics by such bodies as the Scottish Government, the Law Society of Scotland, and the Scottish Legal Aid Board, and is proactive in dealing with issues relating to practicing as a solicitor advocate.

We also offer advocacy training, with the assistance of the renowned National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

We have approximately 170 members, including civil and criminal solicitor advocates from legal firms of all shapes and sizes, and from the public sector. Membership of the Society is open to all solicitors in Scotland with extended rights of audience.

If you are interested in instructing a solicitor advocate, use our directory of members to find someone who meets your requirements. Alternatively, lawyers in Scotland can sign up to our 'Instruct+' app.

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SSA - Introductory Course - Friday 19th May 2017
The SSA is running a half day Introductory Course. This is intended for all solicitors (civil or criminal) considering applying for Extended Rights of Audience who would like to know more about the process.
Committee backs Bill lifting time bar on childhood abuse civil litigation
Justice Committee endorses general principles of the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) Bill, but some aspects need further consideration
 

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