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Public legal education organizations
Organizations whose primary mandate is to help the public understand the law and the justice system. Public legal education is not: legal advice, legal representation, or continuing legal education for lawyers.
This page will connect you to public legal information materials produced by the LSS (BC). Most publications are available as PDFs or print copies may be ordered. Some are available in other languages.
The People’s Law School provides legal information on a variety of topics in plain language to the people of British Columbia. This is done through publications, events and presentations, Justice Theatre presentations to BC schools, speakers on law-related issues for community groups and working with ethnic media.
Provides legal information on a variety of topics in plain language to the people of British Columbia. Publications can be accessed in a variety of formats, including videos, online wikibooks, and downloadable epubs and PDFs. Print copies may be ordered. Many are available in other languages.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland (PLIAN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about legal issues. Services include: Lawyer referral service, Legal information line, School visits, Community information sessions, and Publications.
CLEO is a community legal clinic, founded in 1974, that specializes in public legal education. Most of the materials are in the form of booklets, pamphlets, fact sheets and manuals, and can be viewed online, or ordered from CLEO. Topics include social assistance, landlord and tenant law, refugee and immigration law, workers' rights, family law, elder abuse, consumer rights, women's issues and laws affecting young people. Most publications are available in French, and some are available in other languages.