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.
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CLEAR updates (as of May 2016)
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.
This month's feature project: Talking Fact Sheets
The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has been transforming written legal information Fact Sheets into a series of 'Talking Fact Sheets', very short films produced by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal people.
The video below shows the dangers and ramifications of "one punch".
Visit the ALS NSW/ACT YouTube channel for more 'Talking Fact Sheets'.
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).