Feedback from lawyers on the nationwide PDLA roster that ran between 17 December 2021 and 10 January 2022

Closed 21 Feb 2022

Opened 27 Jan 2022


Legal Aid Services implemented a nationwide roster for the PDLA service between 17 December 2021 to 10 January 2022. This roster was implemented to ensure there was timely access to justice throughout the holiday period.

During this period, PDLA lawyers were rostered on to six-hour shifts on one nationwide roster. During rostered shifts lawyers answered PDLA calls from all over Aotearoa and were paid a flat hourly rate to deliver the service.

The Ministry is currently running a survey to get feedback from lawyers who participated on the nationwide roster between 17 December 2021 to 10 January 2022 on how the felt the roster worked.


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