Current Opportunities (last updated 15 September 2009)
Thinking of a career in legal aid?
Read the following:
An article entitled ‘Practice that makes perfect’ by YLAL Chair Laura Janes on the legal aid profession for The Independent newspaper’s student magazine ‘Diversity in law’ (September 2009): http://www.independentezines.co.uk/diversityinlaw/vol4/
An article written by YLAL committee member Gwendolen Morgan for careers web site Prospects:
A LawCareers.net article, ‘The State of Legal Aid’, which contains comments from Laura Janes, Chair of YLAL: http://www.lawcareers.net/Information/Features/Detail.aspx?r=1303
Looking for experience or jobs in legal aid?
Keep an eye on the following:
The LSC usually offers around 150 training contract grants (help towards the professional course fees and contributions to firms to offer training contracts in legal aid) each year.
The Human Rights Lawyers’ Association offers small bursaries to help people to do human rights related internships and also lists relevant vacancies
Legal Action Group (LAG) lists the adverts in its magazine – go to "Magazine" > "current month" > "Legal Action ads"
The Legal Aid Practitioners Group also has adverts
LawCareers.net publishes paralegal vacancies, some of which are in legal aid work: http://www.lawcareers.net/ImmediateVacancies.aspx
YLAL publishes opportunities that we are made aware of here (login required).