New VLF report reveals insights into legal capability in Victoria.

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The Victoria Law Foundation has announced the release of Volume 2 of the Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS), shedding light on the levels of legal capability among Victorians. This volume delves into the knowledge, skills, attributes, and resources required to effectively understand and utilise the law to achieve fair outcomes.

The findings from Volume 2 reveal variable levels of legal capability, unequal distribution of elements of it, and clear links to disadvantage. The findings put inequality of capability alongside inequality of legal need and problem experience as set out in Volume 1, adding another layer of inequality in access to justice.

This report aims to build a better understanding of legal capability in the community and inform the tailoring of policy and practice to address strengths and deficits.

For further details and the full report, please visit the Victoria Law Foundation website.