The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW is an independent statutory body established under the Law and Justice Foundation Act 2000 (NSW).

Our objects are to:

The Foundation is uniquely positioned to provide a trusted source of information and independent research expertise on access to justice issues, with a civil law focus that spans whole-of-sector interests, for the benefit of the NSW community and beyond.

Our work

The Foundation undertakes applied research, providing analytical advice and expertise, developing comprehensive data tools, and disseminating research and practice guidance to decision-makers and frontline workers across the legal and justice sector. The Foundation also has a focus on improving public understanding of the legal system, and implementing other community-based strategies that support better justice outcomes for the NSW community.

We strive to maintain a deep knowledge of the sector and combine this with rigorous methods and a people-centred approach to generate a practical and meaningful evidence base.

The Foundation has become a leader in applied research aimed at improving the fairness, equity and accessibility of the justice system in NSW and beyond, with a focus on advancing understanding of the legal needs of the community, and what works to meet those legal needs effectively and affordably.

Contributing to a fair and equitable justice system