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Legal needs and civil justice: A survey of Americans


It is based on more than 3,000 interviews conducted with low- and moderate-income Americans during the spring and summer of 1993. Five objectives have guided the study: to learn about the nature and number of situations households face that raise legal issues, to see what steps people take in dealing with those situations, to ascertain what kinds of legal services are provided regarding needs brought to the legal system, to assess the public's awareness of the legal services available, and to gauge the reactions of those who have had contact with the civil justice system.

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