PULS Volume 2: Understanding and Capability is now available

Today we launch the second volume of our key research project, the Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS).

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

In this volume we explore Victorians’ levels of legal capability: the knowledge, skills, attributes and resources that are required to effectively understand and use the law to achieve fair outcomes.

These findings build on those reported in Volume 1 and provide the most significant effort to quantify legal capability to date, and unprecedented insight into levels and patterns of legal capability in Victoria.  

This report will help build a better understanding of legal capability in the community, and where policy and practice can be tailored to meet strengths and deficits.

The findings, together with Volumes 1 and 3 of the PULS will help reshape and optimise limited resources and services, and ultimately democratise justice.

Go to the PULS website to read the key findings or download full report.

Learn more about the PULS

Read up on the background of the PULS along with the intent, purpose and value of the project.

The impact of everyday legal issues

PULS Vol 2 identifies barriers to achieving fair outcomes to justiciable problems. In these short videos, five Victorians share their experience of legal problems, the impact on their lives, and the help that made a difference.

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The Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS) is ground-breaking research to understand legal capability, attitudes, and experience of the law in Victoria.

Better justice through research, education and grants

We are committed to raising awareness of our law, and to provide evidence and insight to improve justice for all Victorians.