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Legal Consciousness: Some Observations

This study explores the circumstances under which welfare recipients choose to challenge decisions denying them public housing. The data was interpreted based on three themes: dignity, the ability to make sense of decisions, and the ‘spaces of production’ of legal consciousness. Interviewees felt that their dignity was undermined by the failure of the bureaucracy to […]

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English

Produced by:

Law for Life

Author(s):

Cowan, David

Produced/Updated In:

2004

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Self-Represented Litigants in Nova Scotia: Needs Assessment Study

The Self-Represented Litigants Project of the court services division of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice surveyed the litigants, judges and court staff to identify needs and to make recommendations to improve services and develop accessible programs. Self-represented litigants are said to lack knowledge regarding forms completion, the rules of evidence and case presentation and […]

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English

Author(s):

Paton, Anna; Withrow, Yetta

Produced/Updated In:

2004

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The role of PLEI in poverty law services

This paper explores the role of public legal education and information (PLE or PLEI) in the delivery of poverty law services, specifically within the context of the Ontario community legal clinic system. It reviews poverty law literature to highlight the potential of PLEI and then examines its role within the context of the clinic system. […]

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English

Author(s):

McDonald, Susan

Produced/Updated In:

2004

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Legal Information and Advice Provision in Scotland: A Review of Evidence

The purpose of this research project was to review the existing evidence on six key topic areas related to the provision of legal advice and information. The areas of study were: IT, outreach, referral, quality standards, the role of lawyers and non-lawyers and the use of contracts for legal services in England and Wales. A […]

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English

Author(s):

Blake Stevenson Ltd with Office for Public Management

Produced/Updated In:

2003

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Legal Service Provision in Northern Canada: Summary of Research in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon

Justice Canada commissioned research on the state of legal aid service provision in Canada’s North. Although the bulk of the report addresses issues other than PLEI, Section 11 is a helpful glimpse into differences between the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut with respect to PLEI delivery and unmet PLEI needs.

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English

Author(s):

De Jong, Pauline

Produced/Updated In:

2003

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The Changing Face of Public Legal Education in Canada

This short report discusses the role, mission, origins and impact of PLE and potential future developments in the field.

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English

Author(s):

Gander, Lois Elaine

Produced/Updated In:

2003

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Applications of the Internet for Public Legal Education

This paper sketches some of the current and potential applications of the Internet for PLE. The authors caution that the Internet not only offers new methods of engaging in public legal education but demands a reconceptualization of the PLE itself which is said to have as its purpose both increased public capacity and participation in […]

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English

Produced by:

University of Alberta

Author(s):

Gander, Lois Elaine

Produced/Updated In:

2002

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Equal Justice and the Digital Revolution: Using Technology to Meet the Legal Needs of Low-Income People

This report describes the activities of nonprofit organizations providing free civil legal help to low-income Americans. From 1997 to 2001, the Project for the Future of Equal Justice, a joint effort of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association and the Center for Law and Social Policy,was involved in activities aimed at helping legal services […]

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English

Author(s):

Gordon, Julia

Produced/Updated In:

2002

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Evaluation of Public Legal Education and Information: An Annotated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography covers academic literature, government documents, and program reports on the evaluation of public legal education and information (PLEI). The review focuses on the Canadian PLEI context and materials from the previous five years. Following an overview of each document, the annotations are organized into four themes: (1) challenges to PLEI evaluation, (2) […]

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English

Author(s):

Cader, Lindsay

Produced/Updated In:

2002

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Legal Aid, Court worker, and Public Legal Education and Information Needs in the Northwest Territories

This report focuses on a wide variety of legal service provisions in the Yukon in Canada’s North. Section 9 addresses PLEI delivery and unmet PLEI needs.

Available in:

English

Author(s):

Focus Consultants

Produced/Updated In:

2002