A national network of provincial organizations has been at the forefront in establishing PLE as a field of practice and in promoting it as an essential part of our justice system, along with its innovative responses to that system’s changing needs. They have been supported in this effort by provincial and federal ministries of justice, provincial law foundations and national organizations, such as the now defunct Canadian Legal Information Centre.
While provincial PLE organizations have played a prominent role in delivering public legal education, hundreds of other agencies undertake activities that also play a role in providing PLE or information to the public. This broader group of agencies includes ministries of education, heritage, and immigration; schools; public and special libraries; bar associations; courts; community, service and advocacy organizations; and special interest groups. In many instances, these agencies work collaboratively with a major PLE organization to enhance their joint effectiveness as well as the efforts of each agency.
Public Legal Education Association of Canada (PLEAC)
ACJNet – see “Public Legal Education – Organizations” keyword search.
A-Link Directory: Alberta’s Legal Information Network. The Legal Studies Program, in collaboration with Alberta Justice, has created an online directory of public legal education and information organizations in Alberta. The directory serves as a referral point to other law-related resources, sources, and services in the province.
Legal Studies Program: Funders and Partners