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Access to Justice – consultation on draft report closing on 3 August

16 July 2020

Consultation on the draft ‘Access to Justice – a stocktake of initiatives’ research report is closing soon.  We welcome your feedback.  Any questions or comments can be directed to accesstojustice@lawsociety.org.nz.

The report aims to build a picture of the range of access to justice initiatives across Aotearoa New Zealand and to engage with stakeholders to better understand that broader landscape. Alongside this, we are also building a fuller picture of international initiatives.

In introducing the report, Law Society President, Tiana Epati, notes that “assisting and promoting the reform of the law for the purpose of upholding the rule of law and the administration of justice is a key function for the Law Society and that remains unchanged”.

“This report, however, illustrates our willingness to explore these issues differently, taking a people-centred approach to better understand the issues from a consumer rather than a system perspective. We know this may challenge some conventional thinking or preconceptions of our role and I welcome that; fresh thinking can be the catalyst for innovation and new initiatives.

Last updated on the 16th July 2020