The A2JLN research program has explored disadvantage and access to justice through a mix of methodologies — quantitative and qualitative. The specific A2JLN reports referred to in this paper are listed on page 16. Drawing upon this research and supporting literature, this paper will:
- highlight legal issues commonly experienced by people with cognitive impairment
- explore the barriers they face to accessing legal assistance and participating in legal processes
- outline strategies suggested in our studies to address this disadvantage.
We will commence by defining the scope of cognitive impairment used in this paper.