Queensland Law Society

Access to Justice Scorecard

Queensland Law Society’s annual Access to Justice Scorecard asks members of the legal profession to identify existing barriers and propose ideas on how to improve access to justice for Queenslanders. The Scorecard assesses the workings of our legal system through the lens of the profession, including the fairness of our laws, dispute resolution and Queenslanders’ access to legal help. Each year a broad range of respondents provide input including those from private practice, influential non-profits, government and the tertiary education sector.

In 2018, members were encouraged to complete the Access to Justice Scorecard during August. The survey was comprised of multiple-choice questions about the state of access to justice in Queensland and the choices were based on responses from previous years. With a 45% increase in this year's response rate, the Access to Justice Scorecard has an even greater reach. 

The 2018 Access to Justice Scorecard painted a picture of access to justice over the year, as well as identifying trends from previous years. Queensland Law Society will continue to advocate for improvements to access to justice, particularly the potential solutions for issues identified within the survey that warrant consideration by government and key stakeholders.

Read the 2018 Access to Justice Report

View the 2017 Access to Justice Scorecard data analysis and report here.

View the 2016 Access to Justice Scorecard report here.

For more information email advocacy@qls.com.au.