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COVID-19: Updates on the law and legal services from CLEO

CLEO is working to give practical answers to the important questions that people are asking about the law relating to the COVID-19 situation. We are also sharing updates about changes to government programs and court services. Please visit COVID-19: Updates on the law and legal services  for “Quick Coronavirus Q&As”, and check back regularly for updates. Please feel […]

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Prescribing legal help: Intervening early to improve patient health

Guest author Michele Leering, Executive Director of Community Advocacy & Legal Centre in Belleville, Ontario, joins us today to tell us more information about libraries and justice partnerships. Justice and health partnerships have emerged as an important new strategy for improving “legal health”, and for increasing access to justice for people living on a low […]

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Next steps to legal health

The Legal Health Check-Up project that was developed by Halton Community Legal Services in Halton Region is expanding to an additional nine community legal clinics in the southwestern Ontario region.

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Does an apple a day keep the courthouse away?

In our research, we found at least one striking difference between delivery of health information and public legal information and information (PLE) – the focus on prevention. Traditionally, there has been far less focus on delivering preventative-type PLE than health information.

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Summary of CLEO’s report on health literacy

A summary version of CLEO’s recent report linking health literacy and legal capability is now available.

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