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September 27, 2013

Annual Report 2012-2013

For an overview of Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick’s exciting projects and informative new publications this past year, consider reading our recently published Annual Report 2012-2013.

Our publications are in high demand and most are available free of charge for quantities under 50. Over the past year, PLEIS-NB distributed 103,071 publications. This year, the area of law that was most requested was family law with over 30,000 publications distributed. This reflects the promotion of family law resources associated with our workshop project. The next two most popular categories were family violence and criminal law. If elder abuse and dating violence are combined with family violence, that category would also account for over 30,000 publications. As always, wills and estate planning resources accounted for the distribution of just over 10,000 publications. The top users of our resources were Victim Services, Public Safety (12%), followed by other government departments such as Social Development, Justice and Service New Brunswick which combined, accounted for 16% of our publication distribution. Other top users were law firms (9%), courts (8%), police/RCMP (5%) and schools (5%).

The remainder of the distribution was sent to various service providers across the province. The top four most-requested publications were Powers of Attorney, Going to a Nursing Home, Teens and Dating, and Making a Will. Family law promotional materials such as the bookmark and the parenting after separation brochure were in high demand. Self-help guides also were also popular. We provided 698 child support variation kits to the public and sold 628 divorce guides. Although our small claims guide was only published on January 1, 2013, we distributed nearly 2000 by the end of the fiscal year.