A charity dedicated to ensuring that people have the knowledge, confidence and skills needed to deal with law-related issues

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About us

We are a charity working to equip ordinary people with the knowledge, confidence and skills that they need to deal effectively with everyday law-related issues. Find out more about us, the work that we do, and why we do it.

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What is PLE?

Public legal education (PLE) equips people with the knowledge, skills and the confidence needed to successfully resolve problems encountered in day to day life.

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Tools and materials

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.

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Consultancy services

Law for Life, the country‚Äôs 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.

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Research and theory

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.

PLE projects

Projects showcase

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

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.

International PLE

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.

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