Educaloi launches the English version of its Carrières en justice website



    MONTREAL, Feb. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Court clerk, paralegal, court usher,
official stenographer, police officer... The justice world is not just made up
of lawyers, judges and notaries!
    That's why, today, at the Faculty of Law of McGill University, Educaloi
launched Careers in Justice, an English language adaptation of its website
Carrières en justice. Interactive and entertaining, this new web-tool aims to
engage English-speaking high school students in thinking about 14 different
careers in the justice sector. With its informative content marked by
ingenuity and originality, careersinjustice.qc.ca is intended to be a leading
source of information about careers in the justice sector for English-speaking
youth.
    After reading the various career profiles featured on the site,
adolescents will know more about the job descriptions of professionals in the
justice sector as well as the skills and training required to practice each of
these professions.
    The "Not Like in the Movies" section offers interactive comic strips that
allow youth to discover how films and television shows are the source of many
legal myths. The "ABC's of the law", a legal glossary with over 100 terms,
also explains legal concepts such as "accused" and "young offender" for each
letter of the alphabet.
    Hosting the launch of this website, Professor Nicholas Kasirer, Dean of
the Faculty of Law of McGill University, said that he was pleased that a
project like this one had been realised. "The Careers in Justice website is a
creative initiative that encourages a re-visioning of the law, not just as a
professional concern, but also as a way to sensitize youth to the possibility
of quality training which is rooted in the community and open to the world at
large."
    For his part, Kevin Dobie, Policy Analyst of the Quebec Community Groups
Network (QCGN), is pleased to see a new tool made available for
English-speaking youth. "The Careers in Justice website is an interesting tool
for English-speaking youth in Quebec, allowing them to learn about the careers
offered and inviting them to actively take part in community development
initiatives."

    A new resource for high school teachers
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    Careersinjustice.qc.ca is an invaluable tool for high school teachers who
want to integrate educational and vocational guidance activities or civic
education into their course curriculums. The upcoming section "Education
activities" will make justice-related classroom activities more accessible
while informing teachers about conferences and practical workshops offered by
Educaloi on a variety of topics.
    "Carrieresenjustice.qc.ca was a resounding success, casting a new, young
and sometimes unconventional look at careers in justice. That's why Educaloi
has adapted this web-tool into English", declared Me Nathalie Roy, Educaloi's
Executive Director.
    The development of the Careers in Justice website was made possible by
the financial contribution of Justice Canada.

    About Educaloi
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    Educaloi is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inform
Quebecers of their rights and obligations by providing quality legal
information in everyday language. To help fulfill its mission, Educaloi
benefits from the support of its partners Justice Canada, Justice Québec, the
Société québécoise d'information juridique (SOQUIJ) and the Québec Bar.




For further information:

For further information: Me Martin Lévesque, Coordonnateur au
développement, (514) 954-3408 poste 3659; Source: M. Jean-Louis Laplante,
Responsable des communications et des affaires corporatives

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