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February 2013 Newsletter February’s newsletter highlights the recent evaluation of our legal capability for everyday life project, a fascinating report on the development of subjective legal empowerment, and introduces seven new associates who will be helping Law for Life offer practical support to agencies wishing to develop and deliver public legal education.
November 2012 Newsletter November's newsletter covers Law for Life's recent work producing learning resources and delivering courses and training, an Advicenow report on how court forms and guidance could be significantly improved, and details of Namati's international work on legal empowerment.
June 2012 Newsletter Our newsletter this month has news of two exciting new Law for Life projects: our new Legal capability project and a recent meeting of European partners from the Grundtvig learning project. We have also published our evaluation of the pro bono advice and legal services project.
March 2012 Newsletter Our newsletter this month covers the concept of ‘ready for everything’ recently introduced in an influential paper from the Early Action Task Force. We have a review of a study into community legal information and a chance to view a video of PLE in Vietnam. Our 60 second interview is with Professor Kim Economides.
February 2012 Newsletter Welcome to Law for Life's first 2012 newsletter. In this edition we highlight the increasing threat to the provision of public legal information and guidance. We give an example of best practice in our report on three excellent guides about going to court written and produced by Advicenow. We also introduce readers to staff at Law for Life.
December 2011 Newsletter This edition marks the publication of a new evaluation framework and practical guidance for evaluating a PLE Project. Funded by the Ministry of Justice it was produced by the University of Bristol. We are also delighted to have a fascinating 60 second interview with our inaugural chairman, Michael Smyth CBE including his top tip on the future of PLE.
November 2011 Newsletter Our newsletter comes to you from Law for Life which was formed during the summer and incorporates Plenet. We are delighted to report on new funding to support a European partnership to develop PLE, a seminar on legal capability hosted by Consumer Focus Scotland and news from Éducaloi about making PLE videos. Our 60 second interview is with their website manager, Sarah Dougherty.
February 2011 Newsletter Welcome to our first 2011 newsletter. Our plans for a centre for public legal education are outlined in our new strategic plan and we have opened our appeal for the launch. There are examples of good PLE practice from overseas, a video link to ‘Flat Broke’, project news, new tools and much more. Our interview this month is with Tony Thorpe, author of many citizenship resources.
November 2010 Newsletter Welcome to issue 12 where we report on our exciting initiative working with Theatre ADAD to produce ‘Flat Broke’, new tools to help you do PLE work, several DVDs and animations illustrating PLE initiatives with a 60 second interview with our new equalities PLE co-ordinator, Clare Shirtcliff. International coverage this month focuses on fascinating PLE initiatives in China.
September 2010 Newsletter Welcome to issue 11. This month we highlight new research suggesting that PLE should be given a higher priority. Skillnet and CRAE’s ‘You’ve got the right’ projects are showcased and our 60 second interview is with Paul Nguyen who has made a DVD for young people on police powers in Toronto.
June 2010 Newsletter Welcome to issue 10. Commissioned by Plenet, two major pieces of work are featured: a guide to PLE principles and guidance, and research on knowledge, capability and experience of rights problems. 60 second interview is with Myles Kunzi. A leading law firm's advice column, an update on the EU equalities project and news of PLE projects in Europe are highlighted.
April 2010 Newsletter Welcome to Issue 9. In this edition we report on our conference in February which was a great success. The latest 60 second interview is with Lord Bach who was our keynote speaker. We are keen to hear your view on legal capability and we have opened a new discussion. Also highlighted is a new ground breaking project by Shelter Scotland on how PLE helps cross the digital divide.
January 2010 Newsletter Welcome to our New Year edition. Issue 8 focuses on Plenet's conference and we remind everyone to get bookings in soon! PLE in Canada features in our 60 second interview and by mock trials held in Ontario. We also highlight community empowerment projects including environment projects and new EU funding for an equalities and discrimination awareness raising project.
December 2009 Newsletter Welcome to issue no.7 of the Public Legal Education Network newsletter. Highlighted in this edition is our conference on 10th February, a new paper from Plenet on legal capability and two brilliant overseas projects - Legal Literacy Camps in India and Health Law Partnerships in the USA. Don't miss our 60 second interview with Atul Sharda from the Ministry of Justice.
November 2009 Newsletter Welcome to issue no.6 of the Public Legal Education Network newsletter. This month we highlight new research on the potential for PLE in adult learning. There is news about young peoples' legal capability and more about PLE in Scotland. Plenet also announced that its next conference will take place on 10th February 2010 - a date for your diaries !
September 2009 Newsletter Welcome to issue no.5 of the Public Legal Education Network newsletter. This month we highlight Roma Awareness Day, 'Better Information' training and Plenet's poster on 'Seven Steps to Solving Problems' used to promote Advice Week starting on 12th October.
July 2009 Newsletter In this issue we focus on young people's legal capability, interactive drama provided by Theatre ADAD, Summer Universities, an information deficit as well as our regular 60 second interview.
June 2009 Newsletter Welcome to issue no.3 of the Public Legal Education Network newsletter.
This issue looks at how PLE is funded in Canada and Australia, reports on projects run by Govan Law Centre, and links to reports of the first Plenet conference...
January 2009 Newsletter Welcome to issue no.2 of the Public Legal Education Network newsletter.
In this issue we throw the spotlight onto the subject of evaluation, and include a combination of excellent PLE resources and associated evaluations.....
September 2008 Newsletter Welcome to the first edition of the Plenet newsletter.
This issue looks at young people and PLE. Headings include; Young Peoples' experience of law-related events - the role of public legal education; Child Rights and Peer Representation and more....