Presentation on theme: "An effective legal system"— Presentation transcript:
1 An effective legal system Chapter 11An effective legal system
2 Effective operation of the legal system THE ELEMENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE LEGAL SYSTEMEntitlement of a fair and unbiased hearingEffective access to mechanisms for the resolution of disputeTimely resolution of disputeThe recognition of prevailing values and basic human rights
3 The extent to which our legal system can be considered effective is measured by the degree to which it achieves each of the four elements that are considered necessary for upholding justice.
4 Access to the law and changes Unable to affordLimited access to legal representationExisting legal structuresNot aware of legal rightsCultural and social differences restricting access
5 1. Unable to afford FINANCIAL INEQUALITIES Legal representation Court costsLegal aidLength of trials
6 Changes Civil ADR’s Collaborative law No win no pay representation Legal service commissionerPro-bono helpIncreasing civil jurisdictionSuggested changes page 540
7 CriminalIndictable offences heard summarilyHand up briefSuggested changes page 542
8 SUGGESTIONS LEGAL AID Victoria Legal Aid Legal advice Legal assistance Conditions – Means test, Merit and reasonable testSpecial conditionsDuty lawyers
9 Homework/classworkRead and summarise 532 to 549 Complete questions 2 (see page 532) Question 3 page 537 Questions 4, 5, 6 Questions 8, 9 and 12
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