Paths to Justice in Poland

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:45
Location: Hörsaal 24 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Jan WINCZOREK, University of Warsaw, Poland
The paper discusses the outcomes of the first Polish study of access to justice and conflict resolution performed according to the guidelines of paths to justice methodology. It was completed in 2015 on a representative sample of 3500 persons and provided information on incidence of justiciable problems, frequency of lawyer use and informal means of resolving legal issues. The questionnaire also included wide range of questions measuring independent variables. The study found that in Polish population justiciable problems are reported relatively rarely and formal methods of resolving them are also fairly infrequent. The analysis also supports the view that the most important  factor explaining usage of legal services is the nature of the case, not socioeconomic situation of the party, her beliefs or attitudes.