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2017 PLEAC-ACEIJ Conference

The Public Legal Education Association of Canada 2017 Conference was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on September 20th & 21st, 2017.

Conference Final Report

Conference Photos

Conference Schedule

DAY 1 – September 20

1) 9:00 – 10:30 am - Welcome & PLEAC members report
Round table – highlights from East to West

2) 10:40 – 12:30 pm – Public Spaces and Trusted Intermediaries
John Simpson, LSS – BC Community Partners Program; to be confirmed (Skype Presentation – Member of Research Team– Report on LFO funded research project “Role of Trusted Intermediaries in Helping People with Legal Problems”).

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm - Lunch Presentation – Research project – mobile technology and use of apps to deliver legal information - Skype presentation by Amy Salyzyn, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa Law School – NOTE: Heather can present on LISNS’ development of legal apps for delivery of legal information and triaging to lawyer referral.

3) 1:15 – 3:15 pm – Building Youth Legal Capability
Jessica Reekie, OJEN – Justice education models and initiatives; Dave Nolette, JES - legal capability curriculum for schools specifically Social Studies 4-11, plus Law 12; David Daughton, CLIA –Youth Justice Camps and Mock Trials.

4) 3:15 – 5:15 pm – PLEI Guidelines Update, PLEI impacts
Candice Lee – Metrics Update; Julie Mathews, CLEO, Update on Ontario’s Guideline Development
General Discussion: What are the implications of this work for PLEAC and its members – how can we use them in a meaningful way?

5:30 - 7:00 pm - Annual General Meeting

7:15 pm: Dinner

DAY 2 – September 21

1) 9:00 – 10:30 am - Interdisciplinary Partnerships – what does this mean? How can it be done effectively?
Kevin O’Shea, PLIANL, Journey Project in Nfld – 3 year collaboration with NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre; Heather de Berdt Romilly, PLEAC, Digital Legal Innovation Project, Cyberjustice Laboratory, Université de Montréal.

2) 10:30 – 2:30 pm – PLEAC Strategy Session
– The Strategic Plan developed in 2011 will be circulated in advance
– Discuss how best to execute mandate of PLEAC
– Identify key goals and objectives for moving forward
– PLEAC Bylaws discussion
– PLEAC internal operations - Administrative Support


Conference Sponsors

Justice and Public Safety

Campbell Lea

Stewart McKelvey

McInnes Cooper

City of Charlottetown / Mayor's Office

PEI Business Women's Association

Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce

Waterstone Law

Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Health PEI

Christine Bennett


UPEI Graduate Students Association

Charlottetown Massage Therapy

Meetings and Conventions PEI

Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island


PLEAC is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1987. PLEAC acts as an umbrella organization to facilitate the following goals:

  • Communication and cooperation between individuals and groups interested in public legal education;
  • Development of knowledge and skills in this field; and
  • A national voice and advocate on issues that concern PLEAC members.

PLEAC  Members

Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland & Labrador, www.publiclegalinfo.com

Community Legal Information Association of PEI, Inc., www.cliapei.ca

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, www.legalinfo.org

Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick, www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca

Educaloi, www.educaloi.qc.ca

Ontario Justice Education Network, www.ojen.ca

Community Legal Education Ontario, www.cleo.on.ca

Community Legal Education Association (Manitoba) Inc., www.communitylegal.mb.ca

Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan, www.plea.org

Alberta Legal Information Society, www.albertalegalinformationsociety.ca

Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta, www.CPLEA.ca

Justice Education Society of British Columbia, www.justiceeducation.ca

Legal Services Society of British Columbia, www.lss.bc.ca

People's Law School, www.publiclegaled.bc.ca

Legal Services Board of Nunavut, www.nulas.ca

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  Visiting / Mailing Address

Community Legal Information Association
of Prince Edward Island (CLIA PEI)

Royalty Centre, Room 111
40 Enman Crescent
Charlottetown, PE  C1E 1E6
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