Christine Coumarelos

Briefing paper

Quantifying the legal and broader life impacts of domestic and family violence

Women experiencing domestic and family violence are ten times as vulnerable to legal problems as the rest of the population, according to this research. In a twelve-month period, respondents who had experienced domestic and family violence had twenty legal problems on average, compared to only...
Discussion paper

Developing a triage framework: linking clients with services at Legal Aid NSW

This paper was developed to support Legal Aid NSW undertake a review of their client intake and triage services. It provides a conceptual basis for further investigating and developing a systematic triage service model.

Data insights in civil justice: NSW Supreme Court

The foundation was engaged by the Department of Justice NSW to investigate the quality and utility of each court and tribunal’s data in informing policy and practice. This report focuses on Supreme Court data.
Discussion paper

Reshaping legal assistance services: building on the evidence base - a discussion paper

This paper provides a framework for discussion around how Australian access to justice research, policy development and the delivery of public legal assistance services can best build upon the substantial evidence base made up of findings from ‘legal needs’ surveys undertaken in Australia and overseas.

Data insights in civil justice: NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal - Consumer and Commercial Division (NCAT Part 2)

The Department of Justice NSW is seeking to optimise the use of civil court and tribunal data for evidence-based decision-making, specifically the civil divisions of the Local, District and the Supreme Court, the Land and Environment Court and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)...