Research to understand legal need and capability
We undertake useful research to support improved civil legal services for Victorians.
We use sound methodologies and rely on clear evidence for any conclusions.
We work in a collaborative way with the legal sector, civil society and others in the interests of access to justice for Victorians.
We make our reports publicly available and engage with the sector on research activity.
We maintain our independence.
We will map the availability and content of institutional data across a broad range of civil justice bodies, including courts, tribunals and the legal assistance sector, so that we can understand how legal matters progress, see possible issues with legal processes and identify barriers to access to justice.
We will conduct a Victoria-wide Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS) to discover what Victorians know about their justice system, its institutions and the role they see it play in their lives.
We will take a rigorous empirical approach to evaluate the need for different legal services, as well as their processes, impacts and outcomes, so that we can figure out 'what works.'
We will build a network connecting the justice, community and academic sectors to enable knowledge sharing, encourage collaboration, extend the reach of our work and help us to learn from the experience of local and international experts.
The PULS is a Victoria-wide survey to understand how people see, understand and engage with the law.
Exploring the opportunities and challenges that come from tailoring services to meet legal need from across the Victorian justice and legal assistance sector.
Connecting the justice, community and academic sectors around legal research and evaluation related to access to justice.
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Drawing on our research, we engage with decisionmakers across the justice and community sectors to share our understanding of the legal experience, needs and capability.
Explore the knowledge, skills and attributes that are required to effectively understand and use the law.