Expressed legal need in Aotearoa: From Problems to Solutions

Publication date: November 2022

Authors: Bridgette Toy-Cronin and Kayla Stewart

This report sets out to lay out what are the most common legal problems people in Aotearoa New Zealand seek help for and what kind of help do individuals with these legal problems need to move towards solving these problems.

Using data provided by the Citizens Advice Bureau from 2021, this project is aimed at decisionmakers who fund or design interventions, suggesting ideas about where legal help resources could most effectively be concentrated to assist the largest number of people who express legal need. It also considers how to design a strong advice sector that can respond to everyday legal needs.

Related Borrin Foundation Grant:

Legal needs analysis using data from Citizens Advice Bureau