Welcome to The Access Brief, a growing library of free resources and information for legal professionals working with court users who have communication difficulties.  Developed by experienced court intermediaries, The Access Brief contains resources on recognising communication needs, intermediary assessments, Ground Rules Hearings, supporting communication throughout legal proceedings, common diagnoses which may impact communication and more.

The Access Brief is free to use and you can take a look at a few of our resources below. You can also register for The Debrief, a bi-monthly bite-sized email newsletter sharing the latest resources, research and updates on communication needs and legal proceedings.

Does my client need an intermediary?

How do you know when your client needs an intermediary assessment? Read this checklist and consider the role of diagnosis before deciding whether to make a referral.

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Dementia and legal proceedings

Learn more about dementia, its possible impacts in legal proceedings, how the condition can affect communication and how legal professionals can help.

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How to create easy read documents

Make case documents more accessible for clients with literacy difficulties and other communication needs. Learn to make easy read documents here.

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