Our local groups
We encourage anyone interested in joining YLAL to sign up as a member of the national organisation through our website here and get involved in our subgroups, as you can make a real difference to our work this way, no matter where you live. Meetings take place in London every month. There is no local email list but you can reach YLAL national via firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on facebook and twitter.
However we also believe in the importance of being able to meet and communicate with members who live nearby, whether you are working, studying or just interested in legal aid. If you want to get to know like-minded, passionate legal aid lawyers both current and aspiring, discuss issues in the sector and what you can do about them locally, contact the group nearest you and check out the meetings page for what's on.
Our Kent group is coordinated by Gemma Blythe.
YLAL Midlands is coordinated by a number of local solicitors, barristers and students.
YLAL holds meetings in Birmingham and in Nottingham, and would love to get more people involved.
YLAL has members in across the north and holds regular meetings in Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield. We are trying to support more meetings in Bradford/Leeds and Newcastle so let us know if you are interested.
YLAL Liverpool is coordinated by Emmeli Sundqvist and Siobhan Taylor-Ward. YLAL Liverpool organises regular meetings to which all YLAL members in the north are welcome.
YLAL South West
YLAL South West is coordinated by a number of local solicitors, barristers and students and holds meetings in Bristol.
Other local groups?
We recognise that many YLAL members will not be able to make meetings in any of the locations above. If you would like to start a group elsewhere, please email us on email@example.com.