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What is legal need and what drives it?

If you work in the Legal Assistance Sector, your knowledge and experience can contribute to new research on legal need. Register to join one of three 90-minute online workshops on the nature and generation of legal need for clients of the sector (26-28 April 2023).

Workshop participants will contribute their experience and knowledge to answer crucial questions about the legal needs experienced by their clients through collaborative and themed conversations. We will discuss how legal need develops for individuals and communities or populations, the relationship of legal and non-legal needs, and the support that different types of problems or specific clients require. We will talk about issues of capability and accessibility concerning both met (or expressed) and unmet legal need.

Register for a workshop to be inspired by and learn from the insights of other participants and new research as we work together to develop rich, compelling, and powerful accounts of the nature of legal need, how, when, for whom, and in what contexts it develops.

I hope you can be involved. Please help spread the word through your networks!

Outcomes from the workshop will contribute to a set of resources to assist the sector to communicate its work, advocate for clients, make decisions about service delivery priorities, and campaign for funding.


These workshops will be conducted as part of Legal Need and Disadvantage (HREA 12528) research by Dr Catherine Hastings, Research Fellow, Law School, Sociology, Macquarie University.


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