Subscribing to blogs and podcasts (as well as getting involved with YLAL!) can be a great way to keep up-to-date with what's happening in the legal world, the legal aid world, interesting cases and recent developments.
You can also join practitioner groups. Some require you to be working in a certain area, but others will let you join as a student or interested person.
If you know of any other blogs, podcasts or helpful groups, then feel free to tell us, so we can spread the word!
Here's a selection to get you started (just click on the images, and they'll take you through to the site).
Immigration & asylum
You can also join practitioner groups. Some require you to be working in a certain area, but others will let you join as a student or interested person. Find out more:
Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers (£20 for students)
Human Rights Lawyers Association (free for students)
Bar Human Rights Committee (£25 for students and barristers 0 - 5 years call)
Criminal Bar Association (BPTC students only)
Discrimination Law Association (£15 for students)
Employment Lawyers Association (£45 for trainee lawyers, £20 for employment lawyers in voluntary sector)
Family Law Bar Association (£15 for students)
Housing Law Practitioners Association (free for students)
Immigration Law Practitioners Association (£90 for students)
Inquest (not open to students, £75 for pupil barristers)
Resolution (family law) (free or £35 depending on stage)
If you know of any other relevant groups, then feel free to tell us, so we can spread the word!
There's loads of great podcasts that can help to keep you in the loop. Here's YLALers favourites. Do you know of any more? Send us an email to spread the word!
1COR (1 Crown Office Row Chambers) - LawPod
Radio 4 - Law In Action
Leigh Day - Haven’t You Heard?
BBC Radio - The Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Thompson Reuters - The Hearing
Law Society - Human Rights
Radio Lab - More Perfect