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.

Note for employers: Please note that we have decided only to 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.

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.