Public Legal Education
Our PLE program has several components:
- Our CLS Community Workshops provide legal information to non-profit organizations, their staff and clients. Our students will come to your location and speak on a wide range of legal topics, from Landlord and Tenant Law to Victim's Rights to Consumer Protection Law. On average we present 50-60 workshops per year. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss topics you would like us to speak about.
Information on upcoming public events/workshops can be found here.
- Our Community Youth Projects are jointly provided with Pro Bono Students Canada. For example, student volunteers provide Youth Opportunities Unlimited participants with a 1-2 hour seminar on employment law, which cover a variety of related issues, such as the effect of a criminal record on employment. Please contact us if you need legal information for a youth-related project.
- Law Talk Radio
- Legal Information Sessions
View recordings of previous information sessions hosted by CLS on a variety of legal topics.
For additional free publications on other legal topics, please visit Community Legal Education Ontario.
CLS In the News
"Glitchy screens, ‘cat lawyers’ and hot mics: The perils of Zoom courts” by Denise Eades, J.D. Candidate, 2021, Western University, Stephen Troyer J.D. Candidate, 2021, Western University, Julie Lee, Adjunct Faculty, Western Law, Western University and Jacquelyn Burkell, Associate Professor, Information and Media Studies, Western University.