Legal capability workshops

CLEO offers free workshops for community workers on how to help clients find good legal information.

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This 3-hour workshop:

  • helps you decide if there’s a legal aspect to your client’s problem
  • directs you to accurate and reliable sources of legal information
  • helps you assess whether legal information is reliable
  • explains the difference between legal information and legal advice
  • helps you make good referrals when your clients need legal advice
  • suggests the next steps your clients need to take to deal with their legal problem

Who is the training for?

The workshop is designed for a wide variety of community workers in Ontario, including:

  • social workers and counsellors
  • healthcare professionals
  • employment counsellors
  • housing and shelter workers
  • violence against women workers
  • settlement workers
  • library staff
  • credit counsellors

Where are the workshops held?

CLEO staff is available to travel across Ontario to offer these workshops at your workplace or in your community. Please note that we do our best to meet all requests but our ability to travel is subject to budgetary limitations. We also offer webinars if we are unable to travel to you. (See “Webinars”, below, for more information).

How many people can attend?

We need at least 15 people and and no more than 30. If you don’t have 15 people, we will work with you to find other organizations in your area who are interested to join in the training.

What’s the format?

The workshop is interactive and includes hands-on exercises that will be customized for each group. If 3 hours is too long, we will try to adapt the workshop to meet the needs of your group.

How to plan a workshop?

If you would like to plan a workshop for staff at your organization or get more information, send an email to Michelle Cader, CLEO’s Community Outreach Manager or call 416-408-4420 x 826.

Webinars

Webinars

CLEO now offers webinars for community workers on helping your clients find legal information.

These 75-minute webinars:

  • introduce you to key online sources of legal information, including CLEO’s websites
  • use case scenarios to help you understand how to search for legal information
  • share tips on how to identify reliable legal information online

Who are the webinars for?

Our webinars are designed for a wide variety of community workers in Ontario, including:

  • social workers and counsellors
  • healthcare professionals
  • employment counsellors
  • housing and shelter workers
  • violence against women workers
  • settlement workers
  • library staff
  • credit counsellors

How to plan a webinar?

If you would like to plan a webinar for staff at your organization or get more information, send an email to Michelle Cader, CLEO’s Community Outreach Manager, or call 416-408-4420 x 826. Please note that free 3-hour in-person workshops are also available. If you would prefer this training, please indicate that in your email.