The report ‘Meeting the information needs of litigants in person’, commissioned by the Civil Justice Council from Law for Life’s Advicenow team has now been published.
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Public legal education (PLE) equips people with the knowledge, skills and the confidence needed to successfully resolve problems encountered in day to day life.
Tools to support the PLE community and help develop effective public legal education. Includes written materials from simple fliers to more detailed self-help materials; increasingly PLE projects use audio and video to get their message across.
Law for Life, the country’s most experienced provider of support and advice to the PLE community, offers a consultancy service to any organisation keen to develop it’s public legal education work.
Research and theory are two of the essentials of better PLE. Only by improving research, both theoretical and empirical, and growing the body of researchers interested in the subject, will PLE develop as a unique discipline.
Public legal education projects come in all shapes and sizes. They could be a campaign, an information pack, a training course, classroom teaching, a theatre production, a TV programme, a mentoring scheme, a website, or many other activities.
Evaluation is important for PLE projects. We need to know what works and we need to support our case that PLE is effective in equipping people to navigate the hazards of modern life.
Read about 13 overseas equality projects that are examples of good practice in public legal education, and inspiration for creative thinking here in the UK.