Only four per cent of young lawyers interested in legal aid work

Legal aid lawyers ‘a dying breed’

Extensive research undertaken by the Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division has found that only four per cent of young lawyers are interested in working in legal aid.

The JLD Early Career Work Experience Survey, published today (1 December), uncovered a number of serious challenges faced by people entering the legal profession, and by recruiting law firms.

Challenges the research uncovered include:

  • Only four per cent of young lawyers are interested in legal aid work.
  • A significant rise in the cost of young solicitors’ education following tuition fee increases.
  • Young lawyers are prioritising short-term earning potential over their long-term career goals …read more

    Source: Family Law News

        

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