Who Are We?
We are a public legal education organization that provides legal information, education, training, research and consulting services. Our team includes lawyers, librarians and educators; complimented with communications, technology and administrative specialists; rounded out with countless volunteers offering a vast wealth of knowledge and skills.
We are a non-profit charity and have been active since 1975.
What we Do?
CPLEA services include:
- Print publications
- Blogs, podcasts, videos, etc.
- Community-based research
- Program/Project related research
INFORMATION & REFERRAL
- In Person
What DON’T we do?
We do NOT provide legal ADVICE:
- say what you should/should not do
- represent a ‘client’ in court
Who is our main audience?
At CPLEA we strive to reach anyone looking for legal information with a special focus on vulnerable populations – people who do not have easy access to legal information due to their financial, social, political and/or cultural circumstances.
To help us reach this goal we work closely with intermediaries – professionals and community leaders who help and teach other people – as well as community groups.
How do we do it?
Other CPLEA sites:
online book of information on a wide variety of legal issues impacting women
CPLEA has over 150 publications and resources about legal topics including:
- Consumer Law
- Courts and Court Services
- Elder Abuse and Family Violence
- Employment and Work
- Family Law
- Housing & Rental
- Human Rights
- Legal Information for Service Providers
- Non-Profit and Charity Law
- Planning for the Future: Wills, Personal Directives, etc.
- Solving Legal Problems