ERIC Number: ED240031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Understanding the Law: A Handbook on Educating the Public.
Peck, Robert S., Ed.; White, Charles J., Ed.
Described are various models and methods that have helped communities around the United States and Canada give the public a better understanding of legal and judicial systems. An introductory section discusses the role of the legal profession in improving public understanding of the law, how to put together a team to teach about the judicial system, how to find out what the public wants to know about the law, the need for lawyers to write better in order to reach and teach the public, the Canadian approach to public legal education, and how the American Bar Association (ABA) can help with public understanding about the law. The bulk of the publication contains descriptions of model programs. These include favorite programs of the ABA, programs sponsored by judges and the courts, media-related efforts, community education through legal services, school-based programs, and getting the law to the professional community. (RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Courts, Judges, Justice, Laws, Lawyers, Legal Aid, Legal Education, Mass Media, Models, Professional Personnel, Program Descriptions, Public Opinion, School Community Programs, Writing Skills
American Bar Association, Order Fulfillment, 1155 East 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Commission on Public Understanding about the Law.
Identifiers: American Bar Association; Canada
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