Helping New Brunswickers Know the Law! Our mandate is to develop bilingual educational products and services about the law for the general public in order to promote access to the legal system. Our goal is to assist the public in identifying and understanding their legal rights and responsibilities, and attaining self-help skills where appropriate, to improve their ability to deal with legal issues. Our objectives are:
(i) To respond to individual and community requests for information about the law, the legal system, sources of legal assistance and law reform;
(ii) To increase the availability of easily understood general information about the law, as well as law-related information on specific topics;
(iii) To promote a greater understanding of how the law affects everyday activities and to facilitate self-help skills; and,
(iv) To act as a clearinghouse for information about the law by promoting awareness of and access to legal resources in the community, while encouraging the coordination of public legal education initiatives.
About PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION AND INFORMATION SERVICE OF NEW BRUNSW
PLEIS-NB offers free publications about the law, a variety of family, civil and criminal law self-help guides, a Family Law Line (1-888-236-2444), an informative website www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca, a speaker’s bureau, and a video lending library. We also offer a range of products and training on family violence and youth justice. We sit on many committees and undertake significant law related projects annually.