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With help from Ryerson Law Research Centre, CLEO has put together an annotated bibliography of research on public legal education and information. This is a work in progress and we continue to add research reports on an ongoing basis.

To search for a report by keyword, use the “Search” text bar at the top right hand corner of the page. Or, to filter the database by authoring organization, topic, country, date or keyword in the report title, see below.

Help us make this a useful and comprehensive resource. Let us know if we’ve missed a report, or if your organization has conducted  research relating to PLE that’s not included here. You can reach us at info@plelearningexchange.ca. Thank you!

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Poverty Law, the Future of Legal Services and Access to Justice: Towards ABS+ Wiseman, David Canadian Journal of Poverty Law Access to Justice; Needs assessments; PLE development and delivery Canada 2015
Lawyering for change: Seven principles of strategic legal practice for community legal centres Wierzbowski, Agnes Victoria Law Foundation Access to Justice; Needs assessments Australia 2015
Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: An Overview of Findings from the Eleven Judicial Districts Stratton, Mary Canadian Forum on Civil Justice Needs assessments Canada 2011
Listening to Ontarians: Report of the Ontario Civil Legal Needs Project Sossin, Lorne The Ontario Civil Legal Needs Project Steering Committee Access to Justice; Needs assessments Canada 2010
Review of the BC Family Public Legal Education and Information Resources Reid, Gayla Legal Services Society of British Columbia Evaluation Canada 2012
Researching and evaluating public legal education: Principles and practice Plenet Law for Life Evaluation United Kingdom 2009
PLE Review: Reflections and Recommendations in Public Legal Education Delivery in BC McEown, Carol Legal Services Society of British Columbia Needs assessments Canada 2007
Civil Legal Needs Research Report McEown, Carol Law Foundation of British Columbia Needs assessments Canada 2009
Voices from the field: Needs mapping self-help services in rural and remote communities Malcolmson, John Supreme Court Self-help Information Centre Indigenous peoples; Needs assessments; Rural and remote communities Canada 2008
Family Violence and the Deaf – Legal Education and Information Issues: A National Needs Assessment MacDougall, Jamie C Department of Justice Canada Needs assessments Canada 2000
Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis for Abused Women Unrepresented in the Family Law System: Final Report and Recommendations Luke's Place Luke's Place Family law; Needs assessments Canada 2008
Documenting the Justice Gap in America: The Current Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-Income Americans Legal Services Corporation Legal Services Corporation Needs assessments United States 2009
Reshaping legal assistance services: building on the evidence base Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales Access to Justice; Legal capability or literacy; Needs assessments Australia 2014
Community legal education and information at Legal Aid NSW: activities, costs and future planning Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales Evaluation; Formats and delivery channels; Needs assessments Australia 2015
Clicklaw and beyond: Public Legal Education and Information Materials in BC Jackson, Drew; McEown, Carol Courthouse Libraries BC Formats and delivery channels Canada 2009
Legal Health Check online portal for community workers: Project Report June 2015 Garlick, Sue Queensland Association of Legal Services Inc. Formats and delivery channels; Health and justice; Needs assessments Australia 2015
Is early intervention timely? Forell, Suzie Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales Access to Justice; Formats and delivery channels; Needs assessments Australia 2015
Legal Aid, Court worker, and Public Legal Education and Information Needs in the Northwest Territories Focus Consultants Department of Justice Canada Needs assessments Canada 2002
A national survey of the civil justice problems of low and moderate income Canadians: Incidence and patterns Currie, Ab Department of Justice Canada Needs assessments Canada 2005
Encouraging Good Practice in Measuring Effectiveness in the Legal Service Sector Curran, Liz Australian National University Evaluation; Needs assessments Australia 2013
Solving problems – a strategic approach: Examples, processes & strategies Curran, Liz Australian National University Access to Justice; Needs assessments Australia 2013
Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) in British Columbia: Community Profile and Needs Assessment CS/RESORS Consulting, Ltd. Justice Education Society of B.C. Needs assessments Canada 2005
Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) in British Columbia: Community Profile and Needs Assessment (Final Report) CS/RESORS Consulting, Ltd. Legal Services Society of British Columbia Needs assessments Canada 2005
Public legal education and information study COMPAS Inc. Department of Justice Canada Legal information best practices Canada 2002
Law for Alberta’s Multicultural Communities: Research Report Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta Formats and delivery channels; Needs assessments; Newcomers, immigrants or refugees; PLE audiences Canada 2013