Community legal education and information (CLEI) are part of a ‘tool kit’ of legal assistance service strategies provided to help individuals address their legal problems.
‘CLEI’ itself comprises a broad range of strategies, from face to face education or training sessions, to fact sheets and brochures, to online assistance packages. It includes self-help materials as well as materials intended to raise legal understanding and awareness. It includes information to connect people with available services and fact sheets that reinforce legal advice provided. Critically, for CLEI to have an impact, the specific audience, purpose and timing for each strategy should be carefully considered. In short: certain types of CLEI are better suited to different issues and different clients.
Draft published in September 2016.