Legal aid work

We are often asked by employers to advertise jobs and work placement opportunities. We will post them on our job adverts & opportunities page for members to access. Employers wishing to advertise vacancies on the YLAL website should email us

Notes for employers:

  • Please note that YLAL will only publish advertisements for jobs which specify the salary range for the vacancy on offer. This is because we believe transparency is important and job applicants should be entitled to this information prior to applying for a vacancy. 
  • YLAL is a not-for-profit organisation and any income we receive goes directly to help with our running costs. Whilst we do not charge for this service, we would be grateful if you might consider making an optional donation to YLAL. If you would like to do so, please click here, or contact for more information. 

For those looking for work or experience in the legal aid sector, it may also be useful to keep an eye on the following:

Legal Action Group (LAG) lists adverts in its magazine (hard copy only)

The Legal Aid Practitioners Group also has adverts of vacancies publishes paralegal vacancies, some of which are in legal aid work - here. contains advice articles, CV and interview tips as well as a jobs board.

The Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society publishes information on funding and bursary schemes for those wanting to become solicitors. 

If you feel you would benefit from support and advice for personal problems such as stress, depression, substance use or addiction, LawCare is a charity with a network of volunteers with experience in legal practice who can provide confidential support. LawCare's website is here or you can call their free helpline on 0800 279 6888.