Resource Category: Client Groups

Awareness of legal services and responses to legal problems in remote Australia (2013)

This short report using Legal Australia-Wide Survey data explores problem resolution behaviour by level of remoteness. (Updating Justice 26)

Legal needs of unemployed people in Australia (2013)

This short paper summarises findings from the Legal Australia-Wide Survey of a link between employment status and vulnerability to legal problems. (Updating Justice 20)

Legal need and main language across Australia (2013)

This paper presents findings from the Legal Australia-Wide Survey which examines the experience of legal need among people whose main language is not English.  (Updating Justice 34)

Law and disorders: illness/disability and the experience of everyday problems involving the law (2013)

This paper draws on the Legal Australia-Wide Survey data to examine the relationship between legal problem experience and different types of mental and physical illness/disability. (Justice Issues 17).

A working paper (Updating Justice 22), and a summary report (Updating Justice 30) are also available.

Legal needs of Indigenous people in Australia (2013)

This short report summarises findings from the Legal Australia-Wide Survey which examine the legal need, prevalence of problems, and response to legal problems of Indigenous Australians.  (Updating Justice 25)

Concentrating disadvantage: a working paper on heightened vulnerability to multiple legal problems (2013)

This paper, using Legal Australia-Wide Survey data describes how the experience of legal problems are affected by multiple disadvantage using two new measures of multiple disadvantage. (Updating Justice 24)

Legal needs of single parents in New South Wales (2013)

This short paper presents findings from the Legal Australia-Wide Survey on the prevalence and severity of legal problems experienced by single parents in NSW. (Updating Justice 18)

Legal needs of people with a disability in Australia (2012)

This short paper summarises findings from the Legal Australia-Wide Survey on the legal needs of people with a disability in Australia. (Updating Justice 16)

The NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal: An analysis of clients, matters and determinations (2011)

This in-depth report provides a comprehensive description and analysis of the characteristics of a sample of mental health clients and mental health matters that came before the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal between 2003 and 2007.

The legal needs of people with different types of chronic illness or disability (2009)

This paper drawing on Legal Australia-Wide Survey data compares people with different types of chronic illness or disability on their incidence of legal problems, their rates of taking action in response to these prolems and their resolution rates. (Justice Issues 11)

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