Legal Resource Centre
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2590

Abstract:  The LEGAL RESOURCE CENTRE is a non-profit public legal education service. It was developed to assist Albertans in gaining access to the information and skills needed to undertake a wide variety of law-related activities. The CENTRE also acts as a clearinghouse for information on law-related activities, so that it can assist in building networks between people with similar needs, interests, and concerns.

Resources News is published eleven times each year by the CENTRE. Some of the issues focussed on by the magazine include: Law and the Elderly (April, 1982); Income Tax (March, 1982); Women and the Law (Feb., 1982); Children and the Law (Jan., 1982); Law, Literature and Copyright (Dec., 1981); and Land Law (Nov., 1981),

The CENTE's Youth Programme uses role-play to teach children about the law and law-related issues. Some of these role-play workshops include:

Creative Kids Sessions - through drama, the children examine theway a people's culture,
history, and law determine their concept of private property,

Bottom Line - in this workshop, children examine political process and the law affecting the rights
of children

as well as Mock Trial, Firearms/Gun Control, Community Action, and Basic Law.

A recently-initiated workshop enables children (using role-play) to explore the traditional Native justice system; they then go on to explore what happened when the traditional system was replaced by white man's law. Written materials related to the issue of children and the law are also available from the Youth Programme.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.
See also CX2816, CX2384.

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