Your Legal Rights: An Introduction

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A presentation on the Your Legal Rights: A website of legal information for people in Ontario www.yourlegalrights.on.ca

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  • Choose a topic – Example: Abuse and Family Violence
  • Choose a sub-topic – Example: Peace bonds and restraining orders
  • Sub-topic pages provide legal definitions and feature related Common Questions and hundreds of resources that can be sorted further by language, format or producing organization
  • Each Common Question provides an answer and links to resources on the site for more information.
  • 72 Common Questions on all of the legal topics of the site. Each written/reviewed by a lawyer at CLEO or in some cases, externally with a producing organization.
  • Each resource is reviewed, described in plain-language and links to more information on the producing org is provided – Example: CLEO
  • Each producing organization is described, contact information is provided and from this page related resources, news and training from this organization is featured (where applicable)
  • Services Map: While we have over 500 producing organization for our resources and news, our Services Map provides a searchable, interactive gateway to a much smaller set of organizations that provide direct services to individuals in Ontario. You can browse by region, legal topic and by type of organization
  • CLEO partners with producing orgs (like METRAC) to provide public legal education webinars for service providers. As of Nov 21, 2011 we have 50 of these webinars archived on the website.
  • On the bottom of every page on the site we offer a “Your Legal Rights at a glance menu”. From here you can browse all resources or browse by language specifically. This is also a gateway to a number of page on the site.
  • On the bottom of every page on the site we offer a “Your Legal Rights at a glance menu”. From here you can browse all resources or browse by language specifically. This is also a gateway to a number of page on the site.
  • On the bottom of every page on the site we offer a “Your Legal Rights at a glance menu”. From here you can browse all resources or browse by language specifically. This is also a gateway to a number of page on the site.
  • Your Legal Rights: An Introduction

    1. 1. Your Legal Rights: An Introduction Presentation by Fiona MacCool Your Legal Rights Project Manager CLEO Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario METRAC Legal Information Training 2011
    2. 2. <ul><li>For 40 years CLEO has provided free, reliable and accessible information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. </li></ul><ul><li>On key legal issues in areas such as housing, </li></ul><ul><li>employment, family law, social assistance, </li></ul><ul><li>immigration, and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Available in English, French, and six </li></ul><ul><li>other languages. </li></ul>
    3. 3. “ CLEO materials are a remarkable self-education tool for vulnerable people experiencing poverty and homelessness...and also an excellent resource for service providers.” “ There are very few materials that I trust enough to give out to clients and to people attending workshops, but I know that I can count on the accuracy and accessibility of CLEO’s publications. I rely on CLEO materials on an almost daily basis.” What community workers say about CLEO’s materials:
    4. 5. Visit our website to learn more about our work and to order publications free of charge, print them off, or read them online. www.cleo.on.ca
    5. 6. <ul><li>Conducting research and initiating projects to help build the capacity of the community sector to reach marginalized communities with effective legal information </li></ul><ul><li>Building on two partnership-based projects already underway: Connecting Communities and Your Legal Rights </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>Pilot project funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario to improve access to legal information and services for people who don’t speak English or French or who live in rural and remote communities </li></ul><ul><li>Community organizations can work with partners to develop an innovative legal information training project or join a province-wide community legal education network and learning exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Vivien Green, Project Manager, [email_address] www.cleoconnectingcommunities.ca </li></ul>
    7. 8. What is Your Legal Rights? <ul><li>A project of CLEO, Your Legal Rights is a website of free legal information for people in Ontario. This site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario. </li></ul><ul><li>http://yourlegalrights.on.ca </li></ul>
    8. 9. Site Features: <ul><li>Resources - Legal information covering a wide range of legal topics, in a variety of formats, and available in dozens of languages </li></ul><ul><li>Common Questions - Questions and answers to everyday legal problems  </li></ul><ul><li>Find Services - Interactive map of key legal and social services across Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Trainin g - Public legal education training webinars for service providers </li></ul><ul><li>News & Events - The latest headlines and community events about the law and access to justice </li></ul>
    9. 33. Subscribe to our daily Your Legal Rights Email Bulletin or a weekly bulletin of legal information, a common question of the week, and a weekly bulletin of our latest training webinars. For more information or to subscribe visit:  Email Bulletins .
    10. 34. Customized Updates from Every Section
    11. 36. <ul><li>Free and easy to add to your site, our content feeds provide your web site with up to date content from Your Legal Rights. </li></ul><ul><li>How our feeds look on other websites </li></ul><ul><li>Our Latest News - Campaigns and Law Reform feed on the Income Security Advocacy Centre website. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Latest Common Questions - Human Rights feed on the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre website </li></ul><ul><li>Our Latest News - Employment and Work feed on the Injured Workers Online website </li></ul>Content Feeds
    12. 41. Keep in touch! Fiona MacCool Your Legal Rights Project Manager Tel: 416-408-4420 ext. 829 Email: [email_address] Web site: http://www.yourlegalrights.on.ca Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/legalrightsON CLEONet Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/yourlegalrights   METRAC Legal Information Training 2011

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