In recent years there has been an increasing drive to improve access to legal services through the use of video conferencing technology. This paper reports on an extensive search for, and review of, existing research into the use of video conferencing to deliver legal assistance particularly to disadvantaged clients, clients in regional, rural and remote (RRR) areas and clients in custody. The ... [Show full abstract] limited yield of this search has been supplemented with the considerable experience and insights of service providers who have used video conferencing for legal assistance and a small number of methodologically more rigorous studies and systematic reviews which have evaluated the use of video conferencing for health services. The review findings are summarised in the previous section. The findings indicate the need for caution in the large scale roll out of video conferencing technology for legal assistance.  The authors also wish to acknowledge the considerable assistance of Abigail Gray, Anna Russell and Maureen Ward in searching for material.