COVID-19: Immediate action needed to protect junior legal aid lawyers

20 March 2020

Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) calls on the Government, chambers and law firms across the country to immediately:

– Reduce the exposure of practitioners to COVID-19

– Put support measures in place to protect our members from the effect of loss of earnings and reduced job security

– Protect our members from increased pressure to work through ill-health

Our members represent some of the most vulnerable in society to enable them to access justice. Unless urgent action is taken, there will be a serious impact on vulnerable people who desperately need legal advice and representaton at this time.

A full statement is attached.