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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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Health Inequality and Access to Justice: Young People, Mental Health and Legal Issues Balmer, Nigel J.; Hagell, Ann Youth Access Children and youth; Legal capability or literacy; PLE audiences United Kingdom 2015
Breaking down the silos: Overcoming the Practical and Ethical Barriers of Integrating Legal Assistance into a Healthcare Setting Gyorki, Lynda Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia Health care workers Australia 2013
Access to Justice For All: Towards an “Expansive Vision” of Justice and Technology Bailey, Jane; Burkell, Jacquelyn Windsor Yearbook on Access to Justice PLE development and delivery Canada 2013
The National Self-represented Litigants Project: Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography (v.4) National Self-represented Litigants Project Windsor Law School Access to Justice Canada 2016
Literacy Requirements of Court Documents: An Unexplored Barrier to Access to Justice Burkell, Jacquelyn; Isaj, Lori; Piva, Brandon Western University Faculty of Information and Media Studies PLE development and delivery Canada 2017
Able Mothers: The intersection of parenting, disability and the law Track, Laura West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Family law; Persons with disabilities; PLE audiences; PLE development and delivery Canada 2014
Victoria Access to Justice Review 2016 Victoria State Government Victoria State Government Access to Justice; Formats and delivery channels Australia 2016
Case study of Below the Belt phone app: Learning from projects that don’t meet expectations Victoria Legal Aid Victoria Legal Aid Formats and delivery channels Australia 2016
Shepparton sessions for newly arrived communities: Evaluation report June 2011 Costi, Angela Victoria Legal Aid Evaluation Australia 2016
Does Community Legal Education Work? Educating English Language Students about Consumer Contracts Ferrari, Monica Victoria Legal Aid Formats and delivery channels Australia 2018
A study into best practice in community legal information Kirby, Johann Victoria Law Foundation Legal information best practices Australia 2010
Prevention is better than cure: Can education prevent refugees’ legal problems? Fraser, Katy Victoria Law Foundation Newcomers, immigrants or refugees Australia 2011
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
When I tell my story, I’m in charge: Ethical and effective storytelling in advocacy Ball, Rachel Victoria Law Foundation Formats and delivery channels; Legal capability or literacy 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
Access to Justice Review submission 2016 – Victoria Law Foundation Victoria Law Foundation Victoria Law Foundation Access to Justice Australia 2016
Online legal advice and conflicts support: a Dutch experience Bickel, Esmeé; Giebels, Ellen University of Twente Formats and delivery channels; PLE development and delivery The Netherlands 2015
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
Public Legal Education in Ontario Legal Clinics McDonald, Susan University of Toronto Legal information best practices Canada 1998
“Better Justice” or Shambolic Justice?: Governments’ Use of Information Technology for Access to Law and Justice, and the Impact on Regional and Rural Legal Practitioners Hart, Caroline University of Southern Queensland PLE development and delivery Australia 2017
The Cost of Uncertainty: Navigating the Boundary Between Legal Information and Legal Services in the Access to Justice Sector Bates, Emily; Bond, Jennifer University of Ottawa Refugee Assistance Program Formats and delivery channels Canada 2016
Public Legal Education Evaluation Framework Collard, Sharon; Deeming, Chris; Jones, Martin; Seargeant, John University of Bristol Evaluation United Kingdom 2012
Guidance for Evaluating Public Legal Education Deeming, Chris University of Bristol Evaluation United Kingdom 2011
Applications of the Internet for Public Legal Education Gander, Lois Elaine University of Alberta Technology and access to justice Canada 2002
The Radical Promise of Public Legal Education in Canada Gander, Lois Elaine University of Alberta Legal information best practices Canada 1999