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The Right of an Imprisoned Accused to Conduct Online Research

Case Commented On: R v Biever, 2015 ABQB 301 The link between access to information and access to justice is not often discussed, but it is implicit in our legal process. Document production, questioning, and Crown disclosure are all premised on the notion that one needs access to relevant information in order to present one’s […]

Authors:

Sarah Burton
This article is reprinted with the permission of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre. Sarah Burton was a staff lawyer with the Centre at the time this article was written.
 

Public Legal Education and the Legal Needs of Vulnerable Youth

Vulnerable Youth and the Law Young people face many challenges as they prepare for and transition into adulthood. These challenges can easily transform into problems with the legal system. For marginalized youth, legal problems are compounded by other social problems. Some of the extra hurdles marginalized youth face include: unmet basic needs which take a […]

Authors:

Ryan Day
Ryan Day
Ryan Day is an experienced teacher and was the Youth Program Coordinator at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA). Ryan has developed educational materials for non-profits that work with at risk youth as well as curriculum matched resources for Alberta teachers.
 

Where Do I Find Reliable Canadian Legal Information Online?

LawNow is an excellent starting point when searching for legal information, but where can you look when you have a very specific problem? The internet is a powerful resource for the average person to learn about the law. There are many great websites that offer accurate and reliable information in accessible language, unfortunately, they can […]

Authors:

Ryan Day
Ryan Day
Ryan Day is an experienced teacher and was the Youth Program Coordinator at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA). Ryan has developed educational materials for non-profits that work with at risk youth as well as curriculum matched resources for Alberta teachers.
 

Canadians Blessed with Reliable Legal Information Online

Canadians are fortunate to have a wealth of reliable legal information online. A key source is a core of dedicated non-profit public legal education organizations across the country. These are organizations whose main purpose is to make legal information accessible and understandable to everyone. Their mission statements say such things as: “promoting understanding of, access […]

Authors:

Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle is a library technician in Edmonton.
 


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