I’d like to use this space to profile an upcoming event hosted by The Public Legal Education Association of Canada/L’Association canadienne des organismes d’éducation et d’information juridique . On October 9 and 10, 2013, the National PLEAC Conference and AGM will take place in Vancouver.
Wednesday, October 9 will see the AGM and the business meetings of the members of PLEAC/ACOEIJ, along with a social celebrating public legal education and, specifically, PLEI in BC.
Scheduled for Thursday, October 10, is what looks to be a stimulating and worthy event called Opening Doors. This day is planned to be
a public legal education and information forum open to all education providers, advocates, funders, intermediaries and individuals.
The forum schedule features a keynote, “Legal Education for Everyone,” by Ontario Justice Education Network’s Sarah McCoubrey. The object of the talk is described as “defining PLEI and its contributions to citizenship and access to justice.”
The sessions planned are panel discussions among members of the PLEI community in Canada and beyond, and target providers, intermediaries, and end-users of public legal education. The final session looks to the goal of advancing legal education, and determining how to build legal literacy skills amongst diverse community groups.