Public Legal Education
The Legal Needs of Individuals in England and Wales Report, jointly commissioned by the Legal Services Board (LSB) and the Law Society, presents the findings of the ‘2019 Survey of Legal Needs of Individuals in England and Wales’ conducted on their behalf by YouGov.
The Legal Services Board have launched their 2020/21 draft business plan for consultation. Closing on the February 14th 2020, the Legal Services Board welcome any comments or observations you may have - We believe this will be of particular interest to Public Legal Education Organisations.
Published 20/11/2019 by Claire Gilbert
Calling all Journalists - The Bar Council's 28th Legal Reporting Awards competition has opened. The competition is open to print/online and broadcast journalists in recognition of the media's role in promoting a greater understanding of the law to the public. The winning entries in each category will be awarded £1,000 in prize money. Entries close 2 December 2019 23:59pm.
Published 20/11/2019 by Claire Gilbert
The Thomas Paine Initiative has called on funders to help capture the public’s hearts and minds, and counteract the threat to democracy from populist leaders. “Public opinion cannot be left to chance”, and communications strategy must be nurtured“at every stage” of the grant making process.
Published 13/11/2019 by Claire Gilbert
GamCare is a charity offering advice and support around problem gambling, offering a helpline, online forum and a range of treatments. GamCare has recently received funding for a new programme to reach more vulnerable women affected by gambling problems across England, Scotland and Wales. Each year around 30% of callers to the National Gambling HelpLine are women, and the number of calls has increased significantly over the last five years. Approximately half of women call about their own gambling and half about someone else’s gambling, and around 21% of clients in GamCare treatment services are female.
Published 06/11/2019 by Claire Gilbert
Pro Bono Week - We have a calendar of events all week with something for everyone. Let's celebrate and promote pro bono legal work, with networking and knowledge sharing opportunities to help your career. Get along to a pro bono week event and find out more about local opportunities that could benefit your organisation.
JustFair and SRANE (Social Rights Alliance North East) have produced a toolkit for bringing people together to discuss social change. With a tagline "Talk.Act.Change." the toolkit offers an agenda and methodology for holding meetings on social issues and working towards change.
Legal Choices is a website which was set up by the legal services regulators to act as an independent source of public legal education on access to the legal services market. Its aim is to increase access to legal advice and representation.
A Multimedia project for Roma parents delivered by Law for Life in Derby, Rotherham and London
(Author: Hugh McFaul, Open Justice) Reminiscent of the tag line for a well-known Dutch beer, The Open University prides itself on teaching students that other higher education institutions may struggle to reach. A clear example is The OU’s longstanding partnership with the UK prisons; studying for an OU degree is often the only realistic path to a degree for serving prisoners. Students who have completed degrees in prison testify to the positive impact this can have on their life inside, as well as post release, and the OU graduation ceremonies held within prisons are particularly inspirational.
A leader in public legal education, National Justice Museum Education delivers stimulating education programmes in real courtrooms across Nottingham, London and the North West, including at the Royal Courts of Justice and the Rolls Building in London. Based in Nottingham, the National Justice Museum owns the UK’s largest Collection relating to law, justice, crime and punishment. The City of Caves in Nottingham is also a part of the National Justice Museum and explores stories of social justice within the city’s historic sandstone caves.
Citizenship Foundation’s latest blog explains the importance of triggering article 50 and why it is important for it to be explained in our schools.