Working in legal aid

YLAL's jobs & opps is one of our most popular pages on our website. We post jobs and opportunities for our members to view, and it gives YLALs a chance to see jobs and opportunities in legal aid or similar in one place.

Volunteers help us with the administration of our jobs page, including updating it with job adverts sent to us by employers. We also regularly check vacancy pages on websites for firms who may have jobs relevant to our members. The time required is about two hours per week, but doesn't have to be at a set time and can fit around work or study commitments. It is all done online so it doesn't matter where you're based. Please email us to express your interest. 

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. 

AllAboutLaw offers free advice and guidance to young people interested in a career in law.


Notes for employers:

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

Please note that YLAL will only publish advertisements for jobs which specify the salary or 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 with very limited funds. While we do not charge for advertising jobs, we strongly encourage employers to make a donation of £50 to YLAL. In order to do this, please click here, or contact for more information.