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Legal Australia-Wide Survey: Legal need in Australia  ( 2012 )  Cite this report

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6. Advice for legal problems

This chapter focuses on the 9783 legal problems where Australian respondents sought advice from one or more advisers in a professional or formal capacity.(1) It describes the number and types of advisers consulted, the nature of the contact with advisers and the nature of assistance they provided. In addition, the chapter examines the extent to which respondents were aware of the availability of various free legal services.

1. As a result of rounding weighted data, some numbers and percentages in the report do not sum precisely to totals.


Coumarelos, C, Macourt, D, People, J, MacDonald, HM, Wei, Z, Iriana, R & Ramsey, S 2012, Legal Australia-Wide Survey: legal need in Australia, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney