Include, Inform, Inspire: Community Legal Information in 2017: We invite you to join us for a forum for community workers and others interested in public legal education and information (PLEI) that will take place in Toronto on October 26, 2017. We will gather at the Chestnut Conference Centre (Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St.) from 10:00 – 4:00 to hone our PLEI skills, connect with new resources, and share strategies for helping our clients and communities. Ontario’s PLE Learning Exchange, a partnership of CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) and OJEN (Ontario Justice Education Network), will host this event with support from the Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG).
The sessions we are planning include:
- Legal information and legal advice: how are direct service workers filling the gaps?
- The role of “Trusted Intermediaries”: findings and feedback
- Skills cafe: hands-on learning about clear language, clear design, and other skills
- Strategy swap: how to help clients when asserting their legal rights isn’t practical
The early bird registration fee will be $10. Please email Miscia at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. And watch this space for updates!
Past trainings and events
- Connect, Create, Communicate: Public Legal Education and the Access to Justice Movement – October 2016
This conference, presented in association with the PLE Learning Exchange and the Public Legal Education Association of Canada, was part of The Action Group on Access to Justice’s Access to Justice Week in 2016. It was open to legal professionals, community workers, students, and other people working in access to justice and doing public legal education and information (PLEI). Some of the topics explored were: use of technology in delivering PLEI, plain language communities, training and supporting “go-to” intermediaries, and advances in PLEI.
- PLE Learning Exchange Symposium – June 1, 2015
We hosted another day of this discussion this year. We shared experiences with and learned from others who are working to increase understanding of legal rights within communities across Ontario. For more information, click here.
- Helping library users find good legal information – A webinar for library staff across Ontario
This webinar, provided by CLEO, is designed for library staff who help library users find legal information. It will provide tools and strategies for helping library users find accurate, accessible legal information to begin to address their legal issues. 1 hours 15 minutes in duration. Presented by Michelle Cader of CLEO. (March 31, 2015)
- Helping your clients find good legal information – A presentation to the Credit Counselling Society of Canada
This webinar provides tools and strategies for helping your clients find accurate, accessible legal information to begin to address their legal issues. It covers the following topics: CLEO’s online and print information; how to find specific legal information through CLEO; working through consumer law case scenarios to find online legal information. (March 7, 2015)
- Better legal information: the how-to’s of plain language – the sequel
This webinar explores practical techniques to create easy-to-understand legal information for the public. (August 13, 2014)
- Better Legal Information: The How-To’s of Plain Language
This one-hour webinar looks at practical techniques to create easy-to-understand legal information for the public. (March 6, 2014)
- Using online tools to help us assess our PLE work
This one-hour webinar looks at how to use a number of free or low-cost online tools to acquire data to measure your impact and align your key performance indicators or KPIs. (October 24, 2013)
- Making an Impact: Public Legal Education in Canada Conference
Legal and community workers from across Canada met at the annual PLEAC (Public Legal Education Association of Canada) conference. Participants showcased innovative PLE projects and shared promising practices in communication, collaboration, design, and research and evaluation. (October 2012)
- PLEI Connect webinars
PLEI Connect is a national initiative that facilitates and delivers webinars and web labs to demonstrate how technology can be applied to create, deliver and evaluate public legal education and information. View their archived webinars in our PLE and Technology section.
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