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Access to justice and legal needs. Stage 1: public consultations  ( 2003 )  Cite this report

Ch 1. Who is disadvantaged in seeking access to justice?



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People with low levels of education and literacy


1.31 People with low levels of education and literacy were identified as being disadvantaged in accessing legal assistance and participating in the legal system, due to ignorance of legal processes and services, poor communication skills and inability to access legal information.38

Submission from the NSW Court Support Scheme, Submission from the North and North West Community Legal Service Inc.

38  Submission from the NSW Court Support Scheme, Submission from the North and North West Community Legal Service Inc.


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Schetzer, L. & Henderson, J 2003, Public consultations: a project to identify legal needs, pathways and barriers for disadvantaged people in NSW, Access to justice and legal needs vol. 1, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney