Access to Justice Initiatives at Local Libraries
In a recent post entitled Justice at your library? on the website of PLE Learning Exchange Ontario, Michele Leering, the Executive Director with the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre in Belleville, Ontario, writes about the Librarians & Justice partnership in southeastern Ontario.
She also provides a link to a page about PLE for librarians [PLE = public legal education]:
"Library staff in Ontario are ideally placed to serve as key intermediaries in distributing legal information and referrals to library patrons. Public libraries, law libraries and courthouse libraries host dozens or hundreds of people a day, many of whom might be dealing with legal problems."