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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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Aboriginal Legal Education Needs Survey 2006-2007 Callihoo, Nadine; Fraser, Racquel; LaBoucane-Benson, Patti Native Counselling Services of Alberta Aboriginal communities Canada 2007
Voices from the field: Needs mapping self-help services in rural and remote communities Malcolmson, John Supreme Court Self-help Information Centre Aboriginal communities; Needs assessments; Rural/remote communities Canada 2008
Is early intervention timely? Forell, Suzie Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales Access to Justice; Formats/delivery channels; Needs assessments Australia 2015
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/legal literacy; Needs assessments Australia 2014
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 and technology Canada 2015
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
Solving problems – a strategic approach: Examples, processes & strategies Curran, Liz Australian National University Access to Justice; Needs assessments Australia 2013
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
Evolving Legal Services: Review of Current Literature Community Legal Education Ontario Access to Justice; Needs assessments; Self-help Canada 2013
Vulnerable Youth in Alberta and the Law: An Overview of Needs, Challenges and Supports Available Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta Children, youth and students; Formats/delivery channels; Needs assessments; PLE audiences Canada 2013
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/delivery channels; Needs assessments Australia 2015
Researching and evaluating public legal education: Principles and practice Plenet Law for Life Evaluation United Kingdom 2009
Review of the BC Family Public Legal Education and Information Resources Reid, Gayla Legal Services Society of British Columbia Evaluation Canada 2012
Encouraging Good Practice in Measuring Effectiveness in the Legal Service Sector Curran, Liz Australian National University Evaluation; Needs assessments Australia 2013
Apples and Oranges: An International Comparison of the Public’s Experience of Justiciable Problems and the Methodological Issues Affecting Comparative Study Balmer, Nigel J.; Pleasance, Pascoe University College London Evaluation; Needs assessments United Kingdom and United States 2016
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
Law for Alberta’s Multicultural Communities: Research Report Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta Formats/delivery channels; Immigrant and refugee communities; Needs assessments; PLE audiences Canada 2013
Legal Health Check online portal for community workers: Project Report June 2015 Garlick, Sue Queensland Association of Legal Services Inc. Formats/delivery channels; Legal health checks; Needs assessments Australia 2015
Clicklaw and beyond: Public Legal Education and Information Materials in BC Jackson, Drew; McEown, Carol Courthouse Libraries BC Formats/delivery channels Canada 2009
Annexe to the PLEAS Task Force Report: Education Implications from the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey Balmer, Nigel J.; Buck, Alexy Ministry of Justice, UK Legal capability/legal literacy; Needs assessments United Kingdom 2007
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
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
PLE Review: Reflections and Recommendations in Public Legal Education Delivery in BC McEown, Carol Legal Services Society of British Columbia Needs assessments Canada 2007
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