YLAL News

Book tickets for YLAL sessions at the LAPG conference here!

Students, LSC trainees and YLAL members can reserve places at the YLAL sessions at the LAPG conference in London on 10th October 2008 online.  Click here or go the events page for more information and online booking...

Showing the importance of legal aid....

Two barristers from Doughty Street Chambers have highlighted the importance of good legal advice in housing matters. More information can be found here:

http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news/news_detail.cfm?iNewsID=273

Legal Services Commission 2008 Training Contracts Scheme launched

YLAL welcome the LSC’s increase in the number of training contact grants to be made available for the next scheme.  While we had asked that the number of grants be doubled given the difficulties faced by young committed lawyers trying to find training contracts as many legal aid firms wind down their work, we are pleased that the LSC has increased the number of grants from 100 to 150.  The Commission’s press release can be found at

Civil Legal Aid campaign - get involved!

Young Legal Aid Lawyers are collaborating with The Access to Justice Alliance to collect evidence about the impact of recent legal aid changes on clients. Our aim is to collate this evidence, with a view to publishing our findings.

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