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Review of public legal education in the delivery of justice services

This report describes public legal education and information (PLEI), the role and significance of PLEI to government and the justice system, and a summary of PLEI activities. The report suggests that empowerment and collaboration are needed to help PLEI community players, as well as government funding and direction. A PLEI network of community and institutional members and funders is recommended, as well as better communication within PLEI in British Columbia. The author suggests the development of a coordination position within the Ministry of Attorney General and suggests that the Ministry respond to prior reviews calling for more leadership and coordination in government. Government should encourage PLEI service providers and funders to take a fresh look at what they are doing. The PLEI network should report on its activities on a regular basis to the BC Justice Review Task Force,and options for coordination with groups should be emphasized. The report also recommends the submission of a funding proposal to appropriate funders for a PLEI network. Meetings should be planned to bring together key players for the purposes of information sharing and pro-active planning.

Author: Pitsula, Pat
Title of Work: Review of public legal education in the delivery of justice services
Date: 2002
Organization: Ministry of Attorney General, British Columbia
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Topic: Legal information best practices
Location of Authoring Organization by Country: Canada
Location of Authoring Organization by Province/ State (unless national entity): British Columbia
Availability: Full report online
Language: English