Connect, Create, Communicate: Public legal education and the access to justice movement

We’re pleased to announce an upcoming conference on public legal education and information (PLE) in Toronto on October 20 and 21, 2016. Connect, Create, Communicate: Public Legal Education and the Access to Justice Movement is being hosted by LawConnect and The Action Group on Access to Justice, in collaboration with the PLE Learning Exchange.


Connect, Create, Communicate will bring together PLE experts, legal professionals, community workers, and others from across Canada who work in access to justice and conduct PLE activities. Highlights from the conference will include:

  • a keynote presentation by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
  • a panel that will discuss evaluation and how best to measure the impact of PLE
  • a plenary session that will address how other sectors have navigated innovation, and what lessons can be drawn for the justice sector
  • a plenary session on the fine line between legal information and legal advice

There will also be several training sessions on innovative ways and fresh approaches to conducting PLE, including:

  • using infographics effectively
  • storytelling and new platforms for PLE
  • critical perspectives on technological solutions for delivering PLE

Connect, Create, Communicate promises to be an information-packed two days on all things PLE. There are still some spaces available, so we hope you’ll be able to join us and add your voice to the conversation on access to justice and PLE. See our draft program of events, and register.


We’ve planned the conference as part of Ontario’s Access to Justice week, which will include a wide range of events and activities to engage the public, community workers, legal professionals, and others who work to promote access to justice in Ontario.

delhon-profile-cropped-thumbnailSabreena Delhon is the Manager of The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) at the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

Follow her on Twitter @sabreenadelhon.
julieJulie Mathews is the Executive Director of CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/ Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario), a community legal clinic that specializes in PLE.

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