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 (ATSIL).
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 by NACLC Bruce
Do you know that the CLEAR database has been updated, 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.
If you've 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 their own projects.
Feature project for October 2016: A multi-access video from the Legal Aid Commission of South Australia (LAC SA)
The LAC SA has created a film for all South Australians including those with disability – such as people with impaired hearing, vision or cognitive functioning. The film discusses the support and services available from LAC SA.
The information is delivered verbally, in Auslan and with subtitles. Notably, the film caters to people with cognitive impairment, such as a brain injury, who have difficulty processing large amounts of visual information. The film is shot simply in black-and-white, edited at a very measured pace, and presents information clearly with minimal distractions.
Connect with CLEAR
If you need a simple step-by-step guide to contributing projects to CLEAR, check out this Prezi. You can also follow the CLEAR database on Twitter for the latest news on CLE projects. And, don't forget to subscribe to the CLEAR newsletter for updates (above).