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Better legal information

Using media to promote your message

Producing public legal education and information (PLE) materials is hard work. But your PLE still needs to be promoted and distributed. Picking the medium or media that your audience is most likely to access can make all the difference.

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Too much information?

A lot of legal information focuses on what the law says and doesn’t really tell people what they need to know about the topic. Think about what most members of your target audience need to know, and let these guide you in deciding what basic information to include.

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Let’s get active!

Ever hear the expression “less is more”? When writing public legal educational materials, that is often a good thing to keep in mind.

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Writing for different regions

When preparing public legal educational (PLE) materials, it’s important to be aware of differences in provincial and territorial laws and procedures, as well as variations in the names of government departments or other organizations.

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Can you count on it?

My 20-year old son is in the process of entering his first tenancy agreement and has already met with a request from his landlord that violates the law. He’s planning to do a Google search to learn more about tenants’ rights. I asked him how he would assess whether the information he finds is reliable.

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