Waitangi Tribunal legal aid grants in New Zealand

By region, year ended June 2020, number of grants

Definitions

Legal aid: Legal aid is government funding to pay for legal help for people who cannot afford a lawyer.
Criminal grants: Legal aid granted in respect of criminal matters.
Family grants: Legal aid available for family disputes or problems that could go to court, including disputes over relationship property, child support or maintenance, and care of children, protection orders, adoption, paternity etc.
Civil grants: Legal aid available for civil disputes or problems that could go to court or a tribunal. This includes debt recovery, breaches of contract, defamation, and bankruptcy proceedings. It also includes proceedings before tribunals or specialist courts.
Waitangi Tribunal: Legal Aid Services for Proceedings before Waitangi Tribunal

For more information

https://www.justice.govt.nz/courts/going-to-court/legal-aid/get-legal-aid/can-i-get-family-or-civil-legal-aid/

Limitations of the data

Information on expenditure is not available by region because the Ministry's financial system does not categorise expenditure by region.

Data provided by

Ministry of Justice

Dataset name

Justice Statistics: Legal aid grants 2020

Webpage:

https://www.justice.govt.nz/justice-sector-policy/research-data/justice-statistics/data-tables/

How to find the data

At URL provided, under the heading Justice Services, download 'View or download the legal aid data tables' file.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Justice Statistics: Legal aid grants 2020

From the dataset Justice Statistics: Legal aid grants 2020, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: 2.Grants by region
  • Range: B5:K85
  • Provided: 680 data points

This data forms the table Justice - Legal Aid grants, by region 2011–2020.

Dataset originally released on:

September 15, 2020

Method of collection/Data provider