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Legal aid lawyers 'a dying breed'

Only 4% of young lawyers want to work in legal aid

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 uncovered a number of serious challenges faced by people entering the legal profession, and by recruiting law firms.
Challenges the research uncovered include:

Law Society President Andrew Caplen said:

"Legal aid cuts and wider funding cuts are chipping away at access to justice. That is why access to justice is at the top of my agenda this year. This latest research paints a grim picture of the future of legal aid, with fewer lawyers entering this essential area of law."

The survey is here.