Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Upcoming Toronto Meeting on Librarian and Justice Partnerships

This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of September 5, 2015 entitled Access to Justice Initiatives at Local Libraries.

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre is organizing a meeting on Thursday, October 29 at the offices of the Law Society of Upper Canada on Queen St. in downtown Toronto to discuss how justice partners and librarians can together enhance access to legal services in Ontario's rural and remote communities.

The meeting will go from 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. Registration is free but places are limited. The deadline for registering is September 30.

Organizers want to:
  • Raise awareness about the prevalence of common legal problems with significant impacts if left unresolved
  • Learn about the need for credible and plain language legal information caused by a growing access to justice crisis in Canada.
  • Learn about interesting initiatives in Ontario and across Canada and in other countries like Australia and the U.S. and hear from B.C. Courthouse Librarian Janet Freeman about their innovative Law Matters program, Wikibooks, and ClickLaw website initiatives.
  • To provide fodder and inspiration for potential new projects and new prototypes to make a real difference in our communities.
  • Help you take action with new partners.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:45 pm


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