Community Legal Education and Reform Database
The Community Legal Education and Reform (CLEAR) Database is a clearinghouse for community legal education and law reform projects undertaken by legal assistance services including CLCs, Legal Aid Commissions, Family Violence Prevention Legal Services (FVPLS) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS).
Disclaimer: Laws and policies are often changing. We encourage you to check the currency of any laws or policies referenced in any projects listed on CLEAR.
The CLEAR Corner
Feature project for February 2017: LawInfoNT
Home page of LawInfoNT
LawInfoNT is a website with simple, plain language information about the law for people in the NT. You can read, watch, listen or look at information; get information in different languages; and find a legal service near you. The website is accessible in a range of languages.
Launched in December 2016, the website is a project of the NT Community Legal Education Network, an alliance of over 30 government and community agencies with over 100 members. These agencies work to help people in the NT to understand their legal rights and options. The Network received funding from the NT Law Society Public Purposes Trust in 2015 to develop this centralised hub of plain legal information for the NT.
Do you know that the CLEAR database was updated in mid-2016, in response to feedback from CLE workers across the legal assistance sector? These changes will make it easier for legal assistance services to access, search and contribute to CLEAR.
In particular, CLEAR users can now:
- browse by jurisdiction (top right)
- browse by most recent (top right)
- users can sort entries by 'Date Added' and by 'Title' (alphabetically)
- when contributing projects, indicate whether projects have been evaluated, and
- use the advanced search to look for projects that have been evaluated.
NACLC has also added a disclaimer to each CLEAR entry, reminding users to check the currency of any laws or policies referred to in a CLEAR project.
Submitted an entry to CLEAR in the past? NACLC encourages you to review it and advise us via email of any updates, including whether the project has been evaluated. This helps CLCs using the database to inform the development, implementation and evaluation of their own projects.
If you need a simple step-by-step guide to contributing projects to CLEAR, check out this Prezi.