A Report By The Alabama Access To Justice Commission; Research data provided by Southeast Research, Inc.

The purpose of this study was to document  the type and frequency of civil legal issues facing these Alabamians and to gain a better understanding of the state's legal aid system. The study was based on four primary sources of data: 

• A telephone survey of low-income  Alabama households 

• A survey of legal aid attorneys

• A survey of social service organizations

• A survey of paralegals.

The primary focus of this needs analysis and report will concern the data collected as a result of the survey of low-income households in Alabama.