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Research database

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.

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Title Author Organization Topic Location Date
Community Legal Education Made Easy Wilks, Gillian Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria General/Other Australia 2010
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; General/Other; Immigrant and refugee communities; Legal capability/legal literacy; PLE development and delivery Canada 2015
How to do equality PLE Advice Now Advice Now General/Other United Kingdom 2010
Librarians & Access to Justice Outreach: Project Report & Resources Leering, Michele Community Advocacy & Legal Centre Formats/delivery channels; General/Other; PLE audiences; PLE development and delivery Canada 2015
The role of PLEI in poverty law services McDonald, Susan Formats/delivery channels; General/Other Canada 2004
Trusted Help: The role of community workers as trusted intermediaries who help people with legal problems Cohl, Karen; Lassonde, Julie; Mathews, Julie; Smith, Carol Lee Law Foundation of Ontario Community workers; Formats/delivery channels; General/Other; PLE audiences Canada 2018
Waking up to PLE: Public legal education, access to justice and closing the justice gap Robins, Jon (ed.) Solicitors Journal Access to Justice; General/Other United Kingdom 2013
What Do We Want? Canada’s Future Legal Aid System – Backgrounder on National Legal Aid Benchmarks Working Group on National Legal Aid Benchmarks Canadian Bar Association Access to Justice; General/Other Canada 2015