Better legal information

What we’re reading: “Newcomers Facing Labour Struggles” – a comic book

We’ve written here before about the use of storytelling in comic format to expand the reach of public legal education and information to new audiences in fresh and accessible ways. “Newcomers Facing Labour Struggles” is the latest example we’ve seen of this genre. This eight-page comic, produced by KEYS Job Centre and available in eight […]

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Boundaries and opportunities for community workers

What challenges do community workers face when helping their clients with legal problems? Jagdeep Kailey, manager of settlement services at Peel Multicultural Council, joined us at a day of discussion in late October 2017. The PLE Learning Exchange convened the day of discussion as part of Ontario’s Access to Justice Week 2017, and we were […]

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Cumulative Action: How NOT to reinvent wheels

Guest author Benjamin Miller joins us today to talk about strategies to keep institutional memory within your organization.   “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton By providing legal education and information, we invite the public to hop on our shoulders to get a better […]

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Entering the world of plain language

I’m fully convinced of the value of making legal, health, and other forms of public information as clear and easy to understand as possible. Through this blog post, I want to share with you some of the ways I stay up to date. And invite you to get more involved in the plain language world.

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Don’t get lost in translation

Would you like to make some of your public legal education and information materials available in languages other than English? It’s important to identify priority languages, especially if you have limited resources.

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