The Portage College Public Legal Education Program Brochure provides an overview of our program and services and includes a helpful FAQ section and details on the types of seminars we have previously offered.
FAQS Frequently asked ques tions Keeping you conn legal information ected to since 2001.Q: Does PLE give legal advice? The Portage College Public Legal Education Program isA: No. We are not lawyers. What we CAN do is get you connected to a service that provides information and resources on a finding answers to your legal questions. variety of legal topics.Q: Is Public Legal Education the same as Legal Aid? We are committed to partnering with communityA: No. PLE is grant funded by the Alberta Law Foundation to provide legal organizations and representatives to offer legal education information, resources, and seminars to the NE Region of Alberta. presentations and seminars throughout North Eastern Alberta in communities, agencies, and schools.Q: So what exactly can PLE do for my community and me? Our service area extends from Athabasca in the west toA: PLE can help you find the answers to your legal questions by giving you the Saskatchewan border in the East. information and resources or by getting you connected with agencies/ professionals that can help you. We can also assist in bringing legal All requests for information are confidential. presenters to communities, schools, and agencies for minimal or no cost.Q: How can I get involved in planning a PLE seminar/event in my community?A: It’s easy! Just call or email us. We have a toll free number, direct line as well as email on the bottom of this pamphlet. Portage College Public Legal Education Box 417, 9531-94 Ave. , Lac La Biche, Alberta T0A 2C0 Phone Toll free: 1-866-623-5551 (ext 5680) Direct 780-623-5680 Partners in providing information through Public Legal Education: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.PLEonline.ca
What is Seminars we have previously offered… Public Legal Education? Public Legal Education (PLE) is the name used to sum up a range of activities and initiatives that aim • Protection Against Family Violence to increase public awareness and skills related to Act (PAFVA) law and the justice system. The intent is to improve people’s lives and empower communities. Better • Restorative Justice Alternative legal know-how helps prevent problems, gets Measures, Peacemaking Circles, people to act early to stop problems escalating Youth Circles and assists people to manage the issues that do • St. Paul’s Graffiti & Community come up, including knowing when to get advice. Policing A healthy democracy needs citizens with an • Seniors Law understanding of the law and who have a practical knowledge about how to defend and uphold • Traffic Safety & the Law • A-B-C’s of the Child, Youth & Family rights. Greater legal confidence helps to build a Enhancement Act • Victims Services Protocols more stable society leading to improved social and • A Safe & Happy Community: Bylaws as a • What Works in Community economic well-being. Public legal education has a Tool and Not a Weapon (Community Policing & Criminal pivotal role to play in making this happen. Justice System) • Community Policing in the Metis What makes us unique? Settlements • What is Public Legal Education: How The Portage College PLE Program is in a unique Can it Help Me? • Family Group ConferencingIf you would like a FREE position being the only rural based PLE program • Wills and Estate Planningcopy of our Public Legal in Alberta. In order to deliver effective and • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: MythsEducation Resource valuable programming PLE must collaborate and & Facts (FASD and the Criminal Justice • Youth Criminal Justice Act: WhatDirectory for NE Alberta form partnerships with many communities and System) Youth Should Knowincluding lawyer listings, organizations across our service region to carry out • Gang Awareness • Youth Justice Committees andshelters, Victim Services, our program goals and objectives. Extrajudicial Sanctionscourthouses, and much • Legal Research 101 Did you know?more or if you would like • Mental Health & Criminal Justice Systemto inquire about hosting During 2010, the Portage College PLE program has collaborated and partnered with over • Metis Settlements Tribunals, Ombudsman’sor attending a PLE thirty agencies and communities to coordinate Office and Governanceseminar, please contact bookShelley Jackson, PLE seminars and community based initiatives, learning • Pardons, FAQs & ProcessesCoordinator at opportunities and to disseminate public legal act us to ur Cont inar in yo education information materials in our identified • Personal Directives780-623-5680 or byemail at public.legal@ service region. • Probation: How it Works a sem munity!portagecollege.ca • Processes of the Criminal Justice System com Portage College Public Legal Education Visit our website to find links to our Throughout the year we will be giving has a website located at www.PLEonline. Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up-to- away prizes to our Facebook and Twitter ca where you can learn about upcoming date via social media updates. Sign up for friends, all the more reason to join and be seminars and events as well as access an SMS texts via these sites and you can get connected! extensive listing of legal resources and updates on your mobile device! information.