View from the gravy train
YLAL wants to set the record straight. In our experience the majority who pursue a career in legal aid do so because they are motivated by the desire to help clients in a time of crisis. We know from our members that legal aid is not a lucrative career but one of large debts, long hours and job insecurity. A View From the Gravy Train shows the reality of life as a legal aid lawyer: often lawyers work 12 hour days for under £25,000pa. Our blog also shows the importance of the work legal aid lawyers carry out for vulnerable clients by, for example, representing people with disabilities to challenge discrimination or by preventing families from being made homeless. Click here to take a look at the view from the gravy train.
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