Deborah Macourt


Lawyer availability and population change in regional, rural and remote areas of New South Wales

Executive summary Over recent years, there has been popular concern about an apparent decrease in lawyers working in regional, rural and remote (RRR) areas throughout Australia. Attention has centred on perceived problems in the recruitment and retention of lawyers.

Youth and the law: the impact of legal problems on young people

Abstract: Stress-related illness, physical ill health, relationship breakdown, moving home, and loss of income or financial strain, were all adverse consequences attributed to the legal problems reported by respondents to the Legal Australia-Wide (LAW) Survey. This paper draws on the LAW Survey data to explore...