Community Legal Education (CLE) activities are coordinated to increase awareness, understanding and critical examination of the law and legal system.
CLE enables members of the community to avoid legal disputes arising, resolve legal problems when they do arise and pursue justice. Community legal education activities are delivered to raise awareness and improve education and understanding of the law and help members of the community to recognise, prevent and deal with legal problems.
Wide Bay Advocacy provides community legal education as part of its core services to the public.
Community legal education is inclusive of a wide range of activities designed to educate people about their legal rights and responsibilities as well as prevent legal disputes and empower people in their pursuit of justice.
Our community legal education activities
- providing community legal education and training to professional and community groups
- developing legal information resources and self-help booklets
- holding legal information sessions for clients, student groups and service providers
- attending public events and having information stalls
- training volunteers
- being active on social media
Providing education and training
Wide Bay Advocacy provides community legal education and training to both professional and community groups inclusive of (but not limited to) the following mediums:
- Legal information factsheets
- Workshops about our services and what we offer
- Workshops about specific legal issues and areas of the law
- Provision of information to student bodies
- Tailored workshops on specific legal issues
Upon request, we can provide legal education for a community group or community workers who may in turn pass on the knowledge to their service users.