Note: the original hard copy of this report is 266 pages .

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On the edge of justice: the legal needs of people with a mental illness in NSW   

, 2006 This study examines the legal and access to justice issues experienced by people with a mental illness. The methodology comprised a literature review, focus group discussions with key stakeholders, in-depth interviews with 81 legal and non-legal service providers, and 30 semi-structured interviews with people who have a mental illness. The report concluded that people with a mental illness experience a number of legal issues with potentially serious personal and financial consequences, and face many barriers in having these legal issues addressed....

Ch 3. Legal issues

Consultations for this study indicated that people with a mental illness appear to experience particular legal issues. These include: