The Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria Inc. engaged Victoria Law Foundation to conduct a survey of the community legal assistance sector workforce with the aim of capturing issues, experiences and views of their workforce across diverse roles, centres, and geography.
The Technical report details the project methodology, survey development and testing, topics and items, response rates and recruitment, and the analytical approach. Both surveys are included in the appendices: the Workforce Survey and CEO Survey.
The Technical report provides an overview of the research methodology and forms the basis for other reports from the Community Legal Centres Workforce Project
Survey response rates
We received 664 survey responses from the community legal centre workforce and 31 completed CEO Surveys. We estimated response rate from employees at 41.8 per cent, from volunteers and students at only 4.3 per cent, and board members at 8.2 per cent. The response rate for the CEO Survey was 67 percent. Employees and CEO’s were well represented in survey responses and findings can be considered representative for these respondent cohorts.
Working in Community Legal Centres in Victoria. Results from the Community Legal Centres Workforce Project: Technical report.
Release Date: 11 May 2022
Authors: Jozica J. Kutin, Hugh M. McDonald, Tenielle Hagland, Clare Kennedy and Nigel J. Balmer.Download the report