Justice Week event on PLE – Monday 24 February 2020


Can Public Legal Education (PLE) really increase access to justice?

Join us in Justice Week to discuss this question on whether PLE can really increase access to justice.

We will present new insights from the PLE element of our Individual Legal Needs Survey. This seminar will provide insights into the barriers that people with lower legal capability face when accessing our justice system and what practical steps can be undertaken to lower them.

This event will be of interest to people delivering PLE initiatives, pro bono providers, policy makers and researchers.

Date and time: Monday 24 February 2020 9.00-10:45AM (registration and refreshments from 8.30AM)

Location: Simmons & Simmons, CityPoint, One Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9SS (nearest tube station Moorgate)

Registration: You can register for the event online https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/can-public-legal-education-ple-really-increase-access-to-justice-tickets-86490634817

Event timetable:

8:30AM Registration and Coffee
9:00AM Welcome Simmons & Simmons
9:05AM Reflections Participants in the Simmons & Simmons Social Mobility Programme
9:15AM Introduction Helen Phillips, Chair, LSB Board
9:20AM PLE research insights Tom May, Research Manager, LSB
9:45AM Panel session Alex Temple, Chief Executive Officer, Just for Kids Law
Katherine Briscoe, CEO, Legal Beagles
Michael Olatokun Research Fellow in Citizenship and the Rule of Law; Head of Public and Youth Engagement, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
10:15AM Q & A All panel members and audience
10:45AM Closing remarks Helen Phillips, Chair, LSB Board

To learn more about our PLE project, visit https://www.legalservicesboard.org.uk/our-work/current-work/public-legal-education.


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