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Legal Services Commission 2008 Training Contracts Scheme launched

YLAL welcome the LSC’s increase in the number of training contact grants to be made available for the next scheme.  While we had asked that the number of grants be doubled given the difficulties faced by young committed lawyers trying to find training contracts as many legal aid firms wind down their work, we are pleased that the LSC has increased the number of grants from 100 to 150.  The Commission’s press release can be found at

Civil Legal Aid campaign - get involved!

Young Legal Aid Lawyers are collaborating with The Access to Justice Alliance to collect evidence about the impact of recent legal aid changes on clients. Our aim is to collate this evidence, with a view to publishing our findings.

Christmas Party - 6th December, from 7pm, Garden Court Chambers - all welcome!

The party is a joint party with the HaldaneSociety of Socialist Lawyers
Minimum donation: £5
(includes a bottle of wine!)
Garden Court Chambers,
57–60 Lincoln's Inn Fields,
London WC2A 3LS.
Nearest tube: Holborn.
Thursday 6thDecember 7pm–11pm
Enjoy a night of music, comedy &politics

Download the flyer here

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