MEG HORN, a passionate activist and force for Canadian public access to law and for public involvement in justice, died peacefully from cancer on March 16, 2019. Meg was one of the founding members of the public legal education community in Canada and a relentless advocate for resources and services to help other ‘live with it and change what they cannot live with”. Meg Horn obituary 2019
Value of PLEI Organizations in Canada
A working group of PLE organizations that receive funding from Justice Canada has just released a document detailing the value they provide to Canadians: Value of PLEI Organizations in Canada August 2018
Tips and Tools: Principles and Practices
Law for Life in the UK has produced a guide to its PLE principles.
- The Neilsen/Norman Group is an excellent resource for making resources user-centred. Although it is focused on developing electronic resources, the principles and practices it promotes are readily transferable to developing other types of resources. They have a number of reports which focus on particular users or practices that they charge for. However, a great deal of information is available for free. They maintain a newsletter that will keep you current on their latest research and learning opportunities.
Tips and Tools: Resources and services models
The UK service, Advicenow has created an interactive tool to assist people in making a request for a review of their Disability Living Allowing claim for a child.
Major PLE Organizations in Canada
Centre for Public Legal Education
Native Counselling Services of Alberta
Student Legal Services of Edmonton
Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan
Community Legal Education Association of Manitoba
Community Legal Education Ontario
Ontario Justice Education Network
Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick
Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Community Legal Information Association of PEI