A newly-named body has been established for advocates who specialise in criminal law - the Scottish Criminal Bar Association.
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) has extended to members of Faculty an invitation to its biennial conference, to be held in Washington DC and Boston, US, this summer.
A group of students has been prepared for a national mooting competition, courtesy of some expert tuition from the Faculty.
A member of Faculty has spent three weeks in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar after volunteering to help in the restoration of its "parlous" legal system.
The Faculty has underscored its contention that the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill requires greater clarity and precision.
Guidance on the handling of complaints has been issued to advocates.
A planned new regulator of the UK's oil and gas reserves could face conflicts of interest in its work and "robust" measures will be needed to eliminate the risk, according to the Faculty.
Two QCs, Gillian Wade and Simon Collins, have been appointed as floating sheriffs of Tayside, Central and Fife.
The Faculty's Free Legal Services Unit (FLSU) has started the year in fine fashion, after being short-listed for a prestigious award.