Becoming an Advocate

General Information about Becoming an Advocate

Under the Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010, the Court of Session is responsible for admitting persons to the public office of Advocate and for prescribing the criteria and procedure for admission.

The Court has delegated to the Faculty of Advocates responsibility for prescribing the criteria and procedure for admission. Any rules which the Faculty makes in that regard are subject to approval by the Lord President of the Court of Session.

Please see the pages below for more specific information on how to become an Advocate.

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