Dimensions of Public Legal Education: What would a legally capable person look like?

This article approaches the issues central to defining legal capability so as to avoid over-simplification. Legal capability is said to be based on the notion of empowerment and includes not only legal knowledge but also communication skills and the confidence to engage with the legal system. Disadvantaged communities are the target audience. The article examines the parallels between defining legal and financial capability, and how approaches used to strengthen the latter can enhance the former.