Note: the original hard copy of this report is
The legal needs of people with different types of chronic illness or disability, Justice issues paper 11
Consistent with overseas research, Justice made to measure: NSW Legal Needs Survey in disadvantaged areas reported that people with a chronic illness or disability are particularly vulnerable to experiencing legal problems and have difficulty resolving these problems. However, `chronic illness or disability` constitutes a diverse range of conditions and very little research to date has compared and contrasted the legal needs of people with different types of illness or disability. Using data from the NSW Legal Needs Survey, this paper 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 problems and their resolution rates.
Appendix 3 - Regression results
Table A3: Standard binary logistic regression for reporting legal events of any type (final model)
Participants with a disability, 2003