Martin Partington: Spotlight on the Justice System

Keeping the English Legal System under review

Public legal education

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There is not much point in governments making law that ordinary people either don’t understand or know anything about. The Public Legal Education Network – seeks to do something about the general public’s legal ignorance. Their latest newsletter is at http://www.plenet.org.uk/newsletter/templates/22/newsletter.html?p=t&id=717&hash=bbf108&list=live-group.

Among the issues discussed relates to young people’s awareness of law. There is a report that young people, who may benefit particularly from legal assistance, are not comfortable meeting professional people, preferring family and friends for advice – even though that may be less well informed.

How do you think that ordinary people, and especially young people, could become better informed about those areas of law that might particularly affect them?

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Written by lwtmp

September 15, 2009 at 9:14 am

Posted in Chapter 11

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