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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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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
Resources to Assist Self-Represented Litigants Greacen, John M. Michigan State Bar Foundation Self-help United States 2011
The Promise of Law-Related Education As Delinquency Prevention Caliber Associates American Bar Association Children and youth United States 2002
Youth for Justice: A Descriptive Review of Research in Law Related Education Center for Education in Law and Democracy Center for Education in Law and Democracy Children and youth United States 2001
Online content for low-income and underserved Americans: The digital divide’s new frontier The Children’s Partnership The Children’s Partnership Technology and access to justice United States 2000
Equal Justice and the Digital Revolution: Using Technology to Meet the Legal Needs of Low-Income People Gordon, Julia Center for Law and Social Policy Technology and access to justice United States 2002
Accessing Justice in the Contemporary USA: Findings from the Community Needs and Services Study Sandefur, Rebecca E. American Bar Association United States 2014
The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services American Bar Association Self-help United States 2014
Investing in Legal Prevention: Connecting Access to Civil Justice and Healthcare Through Medical-Legal Partnership Lawton, Ellen M. National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership United States 2014
The Lawyer is Not the Protagonist: Community Campaigns, Law and Social Change Gordon, Jennifer Fordham University School of Law Access to Justice; PLE development and delivery United States 2011
Using Technology to Enhance Access to Justice Cabral, James; Chavan, Abdiheet; Clarke, Thomas; Greacen, John; Hough, Bonnie Rose; Malone, Phil; Rexer, Linda; Ribadeneyra, Jane Harvard Journal of Law and Technology Access to Justice; Formats and delivery channels United States 2012
Can Translation Software Help Legal Services Agencies Deliver Legal Information More Effectively in Foreign Languages and Plain English?: An Evaluation of Existing Translation Technology and Recommendations for Future Use Hineline, Anna Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. Formats and delivery channels; PLE development and delivery United States 2013
Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States American Bar Association American Bar Association Access to Justice; Formats and delivery channels United States 2016
What We Know and Need to Know about the Legal Needs of the Public Sandefur, Rebecca E. South Carolina Law Review Access to Justice; Formats and delivery channels United States 2016
Self-Help, Reimagined Greiner, D. James; Jiménez, Dalié Indiana Law Journal PLE development and delivery United States 2016
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
Cases Without Counsel: Research on Experiences of Self-Representation in U.S. Family Court Cornett, Logan; Drobinske, Janet L.; Gerety, Corina D. Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System PLE development and delivery United States 2016
Measuring Online Legal Resources: A Framework Inspired by the Drake Equation Drake, Laura Florida Legal Technology Center Evaluation United States 2018
For Comment: Issues Paper Concerning Legal Checkups American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services American Bar Association Health and justice United States 2016
2017 Justice Gap Report: Measuring the Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans Legal Services Corporation Legal Services Corporation Access to Justice United States 2017
Alaska’s justice ecosystem: Building a partnership of providers Kimmel, Mara; Marz, Stacey Alaska Court System Access to Justice Committee PLE audiences United States 2017
Statewide Website Assessment: Report for the Justice Community Legal Services Corporation Legal Services Corporation PLE development and delivery United States 2017
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
Public Legal Education: Principles and Guidance Ford, Ian Law for Life Legal information best practices United Kingdom 2010