Request for input on our PLE Toolbox projectPosted on: February 11, 2015 Posted in: Legal capability
We’d really welcome your feedback on this draft – you’ll find it in PDF format at this link.
We’re aiming to create, gather and share information and resources about good public legal education and information (PLE) practices with input from PLE providers and front-line legal and community workers in one handy place.
The PLE Toolbox will eventually reside here on the PLE Learning Exchange website in HTML format (with a companion in PDF format to allow people to print out and distribute the information). It’s geared toward community workers and other intermediaries here in Ontario.
Our first module – one of 7 we’ve planned – includes information on how to detect legal issues, find credible and accurate legal information and help your clients prepare to deal with a legal issue.
We hope that you can spare a bit of time to give us some input or suggestions about the content of this module by Monday, February 23, 2015 – we’re aiming to launch the PLE Toolkit in late March 2015. We’re interested in any feedback you might have. Some of the questions we’ve been asking ourselves while working on this:
- We’ve compiled some information about the differences between legal information and legal advice. Does the list we’ve come up with accurately reflect your understanding of what cmomunity workers can and cannot do to help their clients deal with legal issues?
- We provide one sample checklist intended for community workers to give to clients for follow-up on their own. Would similar checklists be helpful for all of the other categories covered here? Why or why not?
- The last section of this module provides some tips on how to help your clients develop legal capability or prepare for meeting with a legal service provider. Do you have any tips of your own that you’d like us to share?
- Is there anything else you think we’ve missed or should build upon?
Kindly note that we’re grateful to the Centre for Public Legal Education – Alberta for their permission to adapt their excellent resource, “Is it reliable? – 7 Clues to Good Legal Information Online” for use in our PLE Toolkit.