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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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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
Young people’s experience of law-related events: The role of public legal education Wintersteiger, Lisa Advice Now Children and youth United Kingdom 2008
Women’s voices being heard: Responsive lawyering McDonald, Susan Department of Justice Canada PLE audiences Canada 2001
When Law Reform is Not Enough: A Case Study on Social Change and the Role that Lawyers and Legal Clinics Ought to Play Carolin, Jeff Formats and delivery channels; Legal information best practices; Newcomers, immigrants or refugees Canada 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
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
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 Canada 2015
What Do We Want? Canada’s Future Legal Aid System – A Consultation Paper on National Legal Aid Benchmarks Working Group on National Legal Aid Benchmarks Canadian Bar Association Access to Justice Canada 2015
We Can See There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel Now – Demonstrating and Ensuring Quality Service to Clients Curran, Liz Legal Aid ACT Evaluation Australia 2012
Waking up to PLE: Public legal education, access to justice and closing the justice gap Robins, Jon (ed.) Solicitors Journal Access to Justice United Kingdom 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 and youth; Formats and delivery channels; Needs assessments; PLE audiences Canada 2013
Voices from the field: Needs mapping self-help services in rural and remote communities Malcolmson, John Supreme Court Self-help Information Centre Indigenous peoples; Needs assessments; Rural and remote communities Canada 2008
Violence against women in CALD communities: Understandings and actions to prevent violence against women in CALD communities AMES Australia Australian Government Department of Social Services PLE audiences Australia 2016
Victoria Access to Justice Review 2016 Victoria State Government Victoria State Government Access to Justice; Formats and delivery channels Australia 2016
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
Urban Aboriginal Task Force, Final Report Urban Aboriginal Task Force Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres; Ontario Native Women’s Association Indigenous peoples Canada 2007
Underexplored Alternatives for the Middle Class Standing Committee on Access to Justice, Canadian Bar Association Canadian Bar Association Access to Justice Canada 2013
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 organizations; Formats and delivery channels; PLE audiences Canada 2018
Tracking Action on Canada’s Justice Development Goals: A2J Progress in 2017 Brown, Meredith Canadian Forum on Civil Justice; Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice Access to Justice Canada 2017
Toward National Standards for Publicly-Funded Legal Services Standing Committee on Access to Justice, Canadian Bar Association Canadian Bar Association Access to Justice Canada 2013
Think Tank on Access to Family Justice – One Year Report Card Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island Family law Canada 2013
Think Tank Family Justice: Final Report Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island Family law Canada 2012
The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services American Bar Association Self-help United States 2014
The role of PLEI in poverty law services McDonald, Susan Formats and delivery channels Canada 2004
The Radical Promise of Public Legal Education in Canada Gander, Lois Elaine University of Alberta Legal information best practices Canada 1999