Resource Category: Legal Need Surveys

The Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS) Volume 2: Understanding and Capability (2024)

EXTERNAL - This report is the second of three volumes from the PULS, and explores the concept of legal capability.

Visit the PULS website to find out more.

The Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS) Volume 1: Everyday Problems and Legal Need (2023)

EXTERNAL - This report is the first of three volumes from the PULS.  and explores how everyday legal problems are experienced, what people do about them and if they are resolved.

Visit the PULS website to find out more.

The Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS) Annotated Questionnaire (2022)

EXTERNAL - Victoria Law Foundation has undertaken a Victoria-wide survey to understand how people see, understand, and engage with the law.  This resouce is the full text and routing of the PULS questionnaire along with commentary on the theoretical background to questions, rationale for their inclusion, details of technical development, references to relevant past studies, as well as PULS showcards.

Visit the PULS website to find out more.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG16) Survey Initiative Questionnaire (2022)

EXTERNAL - The SDG16 Survey initiative is a jointly developed by UNDP, UNODC, and OHCHR survey tool that measures progress on many of the survey-based indicators under SDG16. It can support data production on peace, justice, and inclusion which can help to better understand complex realities that exist as national and local levels.

See also the Implementation Manual which informs the reader abou tthe technical requirements of implementing the SDG16 Survey.


OECD Legal Needs Surveys and Access to Justice (2019)

EXTERNAL - This report offers an empirical tool to help planners, statisticians, policy makers and advocates understand people's everyday legal problems and experience with the justice system. It sets out a framework for the conceptualisation, implementation and analysis of legal needs surveys.

Conducting legal needs survey in the Australian context: challenges and options (2019)

Much has changed since the LAW Survey was conducted in 2008, including population growth and a digital transformation. Time for a new survey? A regular assessment of legal needs is needed to ensure policy and service delivery is most effectively targeted and makes best use of available resources.

View PDF (Justice Issues 31)

Legal Australia-Wide Survey: Legal need in Australia (2012)

There are several reports within the LAW Survey Group.

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