Bega legal needs pilot survey ( 2003 ) Cite this report
The Foundation’s priority during 2002–2004 is the Access to Justice and Legal Needs Research Program, which will investigate the access to justice and legal needs of economically and socially disadvantaged people in New South Wales.
The principal purpose is, via a thorough and credible process, to develop a statement of these needs, which we hope will inform government, non-government and community agencies helping to improve access to justice for disadvantaged people in New South Wales.
The program comprises two stages, as outlined in the Terms of Reference. A key feature of the second stage is the assessment of the access to justice and legal needs of a sample of local government areas (LGAs) in New South Wales which exhibit disadvantage. This assessment is to be undertaken by way of a survey of a sample of residents in each of six LGAs, including three urban communities, two rural or remote communities, and one regional centre. A comprehensive legal needs survey instrument has been developed as part of this initiative, and was piloted in the Bega Valley LGA in SE NSW in October 2002. This report details the results of the pilot legal needs survey undertaken in Bega Valley.
Senior Project Manager
Access to Justice and Legal Needs Project
Law and Justice Foundation of NSW