ERIC Number: EJ811473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
The Challenge of Designing Optimum Legal Services for Disabled People: The New Zealand Experience
Diesfeld, K.; McLean, M.; Phelan, T.; Patston, P.; Miller-Burgering, W.; Vickery, R.
Disability & Society, v23 n5 p431-443 Aug 2008
In 2005 New Zealand signalled its intention to reform legal services by contracting research on disabled people's priorities in Auckland. The Legal Services Agency reported that because many disabled people do not have access to necessary legal services in New Zealand their priorities should be identified. This article suggests that the social model offers a philosophical framework for developing services. The relevance of this claim is illustrated from a review of the literature reporting legal issues faced by disabled people in New Zealand. The article concludes with a description of a service proposal based on international models.
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Legal Aid, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Models, Literature Reviews, Disability Discrimination, Mental Health, Mental Retardation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand