Your legal Rights: An Introduction may 2012


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These slides provide a tour of the Your Legal Rights website at Your Legal Rights is a website of free legal information for people in Ontario. A project of CLEO, Your Legal Rights is funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario.

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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 several clinics) to provide public legal education webinars for service providers. As of February, 2012 we have 59 of these webinars archived on the website. Over 800 people have participated in our live webinars and are archived versions have been viewed over 4000 times since we launched the site in November 2011.
  • 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.
  • Facebook is our 4th highest “referral” source for traffic. We use our Facebook as an additional “channel” through which to reach people who can help us spread the word about PLEI, news, and referral opportunities for legal services. Through cross-promotion it also helps us work with other clinics and legal service provider organizations to help raise our profile. We have recently started using Facebook Ads to try to reach a broader audience by taking our information to “them” in a place where we know millions of Ontarians have a profile that they visit regularly.
  • Your legal Rights: An Introduction may 2012

    1. 1. Your Legal Rights: An Introduction Presentation by Fiona MacCool Your Legal Rights Project Manager CLEO Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire OntarioUpdated May 2012
    2. 2. • For 40 years CLEO has provided free, reliableand accessible information to help peopleunderstand and exercise their legal rights.• On key legal issues in areas such as housing,employment, family law, social assistance,immigration, and more.• Available in English, French, and sixother languages.
    3. 3. What is Your Legal Rights?A project of CLEO, Your Legal Rights is a websiteof free legal information for people in Ontario.This site has free, practical, and easy-to-findlegal information produced by hundreds oforganizations across Ontario.
    4. 4. Site Features:• Resources - Legal information covering a wide range of legal topics, in a variety of formats, and available in dozens of languages• Common Questions - Questions and answers to everyday legal problems• Find Services - Interactive map of key legal and social services across Ontario• Training - Public legal education training webinars for service providers• News & Events - The latest headlines and community events about the law and access to justice
    5. 5. Subscribe to our daily Your LegalRights Email Bulletin or a weeklybulletin of legal information, acommon question of the week,and a weekly bulletin of ourlatest training webinars. Formore information or to subscribevisit: Email Bulletins.
    6. 6. Customized Updates from Every Section
    7. 7. Content FeedsFree and easy to add to your site, our content feedsprovide your web site with up to date content from YourLegal Rights.How our feeds look on other websites• Our Latest News - Campaigns and Law Reform feed onthe Income Security Advocacy Centre website.• Our Latest Common Questions - Human Rights feed onthe Community Advocacy and Legal Centre website• Our Latest News - Employment and Work feed on theInjured Workers Online website
    8. 8. Latest News & Events –Campaigns and LawReform on the IncomeSecurity Advocacy Centrewebsite
    9. 9. Common Questions feeds onvarious legal topic pages of theCALC website
    10. 10. Latest Resources feed onthe North Shore Legalwebsite home page
    11. 11. • Pilot project funded by the Law Foundation ofOntario to improve access to legal information andservices for people who don’t speak English or Frenchor who live in rural and remote communities• Community organizations can work with partners todevelop an innovative legal information trainingproject or join a province-wide community legaleducation network and learning exchange• Contact Vivien Green, Project Manager,
    12. 12. Keep in touch! Fiona MacCool Your Legal Rights Project Manager Tel: 416-408-4420 ext. 829 Email: Web site: http://www.yourlegalrights.on.caTwitter Feed: CLEONet Facebook Page:
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