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Justice Research Framework Colloquium Report

This report summarized discussions at a research colloquium hosted by the University of Victoria Access to Justice Centre for Excellence (UVicACE) in May 2016. The goal of the colloquium, which brought together 23 participants from a range of organizations, was to talk about developing a province-wide research framework to collect empirical data on access to […]

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English

Author(s):

University of Victoria Faculty of Law

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Don’t smoke, don’t be poor, read before signing: Linking health literacy and legal capability

This discussion paper aims to shares ideas and promising practices from health literacy and promotion work share information about health literacy practices with public legal education providers in order to help improve the legal capability of vulnerable people in Ontario.

Available in:

English

Author(s):

Community Legal Education Ontario

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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When Law Reform is Not Enough: A Case Study on Social Change and the Role that Lawyers and Legal Clinics Ought to Play

The author describes an alternative strategy for law reform – workshops on legal topics at the grassroots level using principles of popular education and game-based and theatre-based facilitation.

Available in:

English

Author(s):

Carolin, Jeff

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Evolving Legal Services: Review of Current Literature

This report was prepared for CLEO by Dr. Melina Buckley as part of the planning phase of CLEO’s Evolving Legal Services Research Project (ELSRP). In the ELSRP project, CLEO aims to evaluate the impact of PLEI on the procedural and substantive outcomes experienced by people who receive PLEI as part of the continuum of legal […]

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English

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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A study into best practice in community legal information

This Australian report based on the author’s visits with a number of international PLEI providers emphasizes the importance of targeting audiences and the use of plain language. Hard copy materials are said to be preferred by the public and is a mode of PLEI delivery that allows for community outreach in ways that Internet materials […]

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English

Author(s):

Kirby, Johann

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Public Legal Education and Information-The Challenging Mission to Create what the Public Needs

This PowerPoint presentation focuses on the PLEI needs of low-income users concluding that accessibility to well-designed and effective materials and programs is essential to ensuring meaningful access to justice. PLEI providers are urged to target needs and utilize plain language.

Available in:

English

Author(s):

Stratton, Mary

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Public Legal Education: Principles and Guidance

This accessible guide identifies five key principles in the delivery of PLE including targeting the audience, goal identification, content design, and delivery and evaluation.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Law for Life

Author(s):

Ford, Ian

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Public legal education and information working group: PLEI taxonomy project document

The Public Legal Education and Information Working Group, made up of 11 organizations in British Columbia that provide public legal education and information, aims to maximize access to and use of PLEI and identify any gaps in services. The PLEI Working Group aims to achieve these goals by developing a website and a taxonomy to […]

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English

Author(s):

PLEI taxonomy project team of the PLEI Working Group

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Report of the Legal Aid Review 2008

This report analyzes the state of legal aid in Ontario in 2008 and provides recommendations to Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) on how to improve the quality and inclusivity of legal aid in Ontario. Specifically regarding PLEI, the report reviews existing PLEI resources and agencies, emphasizing the need for more services provided to a greater population […]

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English

Author(s):

Trebilcock, Michael

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Education Implications from the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey

This research by the Legal Services Research Centre was published in 2007 as an annex to the PLEAS Task Force Report, ‘Developing Capable Citizens: The Role of Public Legal Education’. Using data from their 2004 survey of representative households, the detailed findings indicate that there is a strong association between knowledge of rights and processes […]

Available in:

English

Author(s):

Balmer, Nigel J.; Buck, Alexy; Pleasance, Pascoe

Produced/Updated In:

2007

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