Access to Justice

fair and equal access to justice for all

Access to Justice

It is a key priority area of the Australian Bar Association to advocate for fair and equal access to justice for all. The concept of fair and equal access to justice requires that, regardless of means, all people have access to high quality legal services or effective dispute resolution alternatives necessary to protect their rights and interests. Fair and equal access to justice also requires that all people, regardless of race, ethnic origins, gender or disability, are entitled to equal opportunities before the law, and in employment, education and other sectors and services within our society.

ABA Media Releases regarding Access to Justice

ABA considers alternative funding options to Australia’s legal assistance crisis – September 2016

Legal Aid: Statement from ABA President Patrick O’Sullivan QC – May 2016