Criminal legal aid grants in New Zealand
By gender, year ended June 2012–2021, number of grants
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Number of grants
Since late-2017, gender is no longer collected on the criminal legal aid, the family legal, aid and the civil legal aid application forms.
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.
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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
Justice Statistics: Legal aid grants 2021
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 2021
From the dataset Justice Statistics: Legal aid grants 2021, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: 3.Grants by applicant gender
- Provided: 200 data points
This data forms the table Justice - Legal Aid grants, by gender 2012–2021.
Dataset originally released on:
September 21, 2021