New Zealand Law Society - Access to Justice – Survey report 2021

Access to Justice – Survey report 2021

The largest ever survey of lawyers on 'access to justice' in Aotearoa New Zealand shows the legal aid system is on life support. Thousands are struggling to get legal aid, with potential life-changing consequences when they don't, and Covid-19 has greatly aggravated the problem.

Almost 3,000 lawyers responded to the Access to Justice Survey, which was carried out by Colmar Brunton on behalf of the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa.