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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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Promoting Preventive Legal Health: a Toolkit for Lawyers Canadian Bar Association Canadian Bar Association Access to Justice; Health and justice Canada 2015
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
Paths to Justice and the Resolution of Consumer Problems: Findings from the 2014 Everyday Legal Problems and the Costs of Civil Justice in Canada National Survey Jacobs, Les; Kryszajtys, David Canadian Forum on Civil Justice Access to Justice Canada 2015
ODR and Justice System Integration: B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal Salter, Shannon BC Ministry of Justice Access to Justice; PLE development and delivery Canada 2017
Mind the gap: an assessment of unmet legal need in London Hogan Lovells All-Party Parliamentary Group Access to Justice; Family law United Kingdom 2016
Middle Income Access to Civil Justice Initative: Background Paper Middle Income Access to Civil Justice Initiative Steering Committee University of Toronto Access to Justice Canada 2011
Meaningful Change for Family Justice: Beyond Wise Words Family Justice Working Group Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters Access to Justice Canada 2013
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
Legal capability and inaction for legal problems: knowledge, stress and cost McDonald, Hugh McIntosh Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales Access to Justice; Legal capability or literacy Australia 2014
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
Law for Life response to Civil Courts Structure Review: Interim report Law for Life Law for Life Access to Justice; Formats and delivery channels United Kingdom 2016
Justice Research Framework Colloquium Report University of Victoria Faculty of Law Access to Justice Centre for Excellence Access to Justice; Legal information best practices Canada 2016
Justice Innovation & Access to Justice Program: Report Winkler Institute Osgoode Hall Law School Access to Justice; PLE development and delivery Canada 2016
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
Individual and Public Costs of Everyday Legal Problems Currie, Ab Canadian Forum on Civil Justice Access to Justice; Health and justice Canada 2015
I feel empowered, I know my rights: Communities empowered by peer educators and paralegals Maloney, Jacinta Victoria Law Foundation Access to Justice; Formats and delivery channels; Legal capability or literacy Australia 2014
How lawyers can support and empower communities to achieve change Farrell, James Queensland Association of Legal Services Inc. Access to Justice; Legal capability or literacy Australia 2015
Future Directions for Legal Aid Delivery Standing Committee on Access to Justice, Canadian Bar Association Canadian Bar Association Access to Justice Canada 2013
Face to Face Legal Services and Their Alternatives: Global Lessons from the Digital Revolution Smith, Roger Strathclyde University Access to Justice; Formats and delivery channels; PLE development and delivery United Kingdom 2014
Extending the Reach of Legal Aid: Report on the Pilot Phase of the Legal Health Check-Up Project Currie, Ab Canadian Forum on Civil Justice Access to Justice; Evaluation; Formats and delivery channels; Health and justice Canada 2015
Evolving Legal Services: Review of Current Literature Community Legal Education Ontario Access to Justice; Legal information best practices; Needs assessments Canada 2013
Effective and Affordable Civil Justice BC Justice Review Task Force Law Society of British Columbia Access to Justice Canada 2006
Don’t smoke, don’t be poor, read before signing: Linking health literacy and legal capability Community Legal Education Ontario Community Legal Education Ontario Access to Justice; Legal capability or literacy; Legal information best practices; Newcomers, immigrants or refugees Canada 2015
Designing the Competition: A Future of Roles beyond Lawyers? The Case of the USA Clarke, Thomas Hastings Law Journal Access to Justice United States 2016
Cases Without Counsel: Our Recommendations After Listening to the Litigants Knowlton, Natalie Anne Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System Access to Justice; PLE development and delivery United States 2016