Education Implications from the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey

This research by the Legal Services Research Centre was published in 2007 as an annex to the PLEAS Task Force Report, 'Developing Capable Citizens: The Role of Public Legal Education'. Using data from their 2004 survey of representative households, the detailed findings indicate that there is a strong association between knowledge of rights and processes and success in dealing with legal problems. The report concludes that it is necessary to develop working definitions of both public legal education and also legal capacity in order to effectively measure what constitutes an adequate level of legal education.