Legal Aid Survey (LAS)
Summary of changes
Activity on this program started: 1981
Quality evaluation - Deviations of the data from the national definitions are reported. Inherent differences among the plans, such as the types of services provided and the methods used to deliver those services, are central to understanding national legal aid statistics.
The incoming data are assessed for consistency and completeness. Every year, a data quality report and a set of verification tables are sent to reporting jurisdictions for their review and verification prior to release. These reports also highlight problems, if any, that were observed during analysis of the data.