Project name: Improving Communication of Legal Information

About the project: This project takes an interdisciplinary, research-driven approach to evaluating the accessibility of legal information. In particular, the project will evaluate whether newcomer populations understand certain modes of communication better than others. Using focus groups and experimental surveys, our team will study why certain methods of communication may be more effective than others. It is our hope that our user-testing methodology will provide an evidentiary foundation for developing future plain language legal resources.  

Collaborators: This interdisciplinary project is spearheaded by CREATE Justice, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, USask College of Law, and the Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (CHASR). Numerous other organizations & individuals have offered support and guidance, for which we are grateful.

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