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NSW Legal Needs Survey: South Sydney, Justice issues paper 8  ( 2008 )  Cite this report

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This report will give a brief overview of the study methods and a profile of the six LGAs sampled for the survey. This will be followed by background information regarding the level and types of expressed legal need in South Sydney LGA, as shown by calls to LawAccess and contact with the Legal Aid service. The report will then provide details of the findings from the survey for South Sydney with respect to:
  • the incidence of legal events
  • the distribution of the events across the broad areas of law (civil, criminal and family)
  • major legal events type (e.g. business, accident/injury or housing)
  • what the survey participants did about their legal issues
  • type of help sought
  • problems encountered when seeking assistance
  • satisfaction with help received.


Grunseit, A, Iriana, R, Coumarelos, C & Wei, Z 2008, NSW Legal Needs Survey in disadvantaged areas: South Sydney, Justice issues paper 8, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney