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The legal needs of older people  ( 2004 )  Cite this report

Ch 3. Legal services

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Access to legal information

Like other disadvantaged groups, older people can come up against many barriers to accessing legal information because of comprehension problems. This may be due to a lack of access to materials translated into community languages, poor literacy skills or cognitive impairments. However, there are some barriers to which older people, distinct from other groups, are particularly susceptible.


Ellison, S, Schetzer, L, Mullins, Perry, J & Wong, K 2004, The legal needs of older people in NSW, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney