Young Legal Aid Lawyers - Committee Members

Are you looking for a new challenge? YLAL has opportunities for dedicated members to join our national committee and contribute to helping to develop and lead our work. 

How does YLAL structure work?

YLAL's work falls into three main areas: 1. legal aid policy; 2. social mobility; and 3. membership support. We coordinate this work through three 'teams', which are each managed by one of YLAL's three co-chairs, and made up of other members of the committee. Further details are set out in the application form linked below.

Why are we recruiting? 

Some of our committee members are moving on and we're looking to bring in some new members to help take YLAL forwards into the future, provide better representation for our members and become a more effective campaigning organisation. Experience practicing law is not necessarily a pre-requisite to being a YLAL committee member, nor should you feel that you are too junior to apply - we welcome applications from those who are relatively early on in their legal career, including students and paralegals.
Please note that we will be placing particular weight on applications from individuals who have previously been involved in YLAL’s work. Please see the application form for more info about what we're looking for in new committee members. 

How to apply?

The application is submitted via a GoogleForm which can be accessed here.
Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 30th August 2020, and we will get back to you about your application at the beginning of September. 
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to email us at We look forward to receiving your application!