Despite its modern accents, Legal Design simply relies on the age-old saying: a picture is worth a thousand words. Lawyers would do well to remember that, and Legal Design is here to help. My name is Valentina Osorio, a law student at the University of Ontario in Colombia. I have just finished my bachelor`s degree and I am waiting for my graduation. I`m learning design thinking in a training program at Accenture and I thought design thinking and law were like a utopia, but now I know it`s something real. Thank you for all the books and content on Legal Design Thinking because I am trying to understand what I want to do in my professional future. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the University of Montreal, Shayan is the founder of Your-Comics, an agency that popularizes complex corporate messages through visual storytelling. Specialized in legal design, he participated in the writing of the book “Legal and Judicial Innovation”, published by Éditions Larcier, and gave lectures on legal innovation with ESSEC. Implementing legal design puts the user at the center of the solution as it focuses on how to better present and communicate legal information to the user. Viewing legal information makes it clearer and more attractive; It thus improves the final products and services created by lawyers.
It also helps demystify the legal jargon above, which creates a relationship barrier between lawyer and client. All this improves access to the legal system and justice. Legal designers think long-term: they know how to ensure that the product complies with the law, but focus on the needs and desires of the user and not on the legal requirements. This ensures that the goal of sustainability can be easily achieved. Text messages for the judiciary: We developed Wise Messenger to allow courts and mutual legal aid groups to easily make SMS reminders, helplines, procedural coaches, and online recordings with the public. Learn more about our SMS work here. LIST Taxonomy: Our lab has established a primary taxonomy, Legal Issues Taxonomy (LIST), of all the major legal issues that people face in the United States. These standardized codes can be used by organizations, technology providers, and others who are trying to better map, categorize, and develop technologies for legal requirements. In this track, our work aims at a near future where people can go online, ask search engines or social media about their life problem, and get local, authoritative and user-friendly legal assistance.
Improved communication: How do we communicate legal processes to better use them for our clients? How can we better educate people about the law – so that legal information is more engaging, understandable and actionable? Jose joined the lab as the first full-time fellow to work on a year-long design project around new forms of dispute resolution. During his fellowship, he also led workshops and courses on new business models, process mapping, logic and arguments, and design research methods that have been brought to market. He is Director of the Center for Innovation in Law at Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia and co-founder of Lexter, a legal technology company in Colombia.Previously, he was a senior partner in the M&A practice of Posse Herrera Ruiz (Colombia), a partner in the international arbitration practice of Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in London and a lawyer in the legal department of the World Trade Organization. Legal design is about creating a better user interface for the law. It can develop better, more user-friendly and accessible legal systems, laws, organizations, legal services, technology and information. The idea behind the legal conception is that the legal system affects us all, in which case we should all have equal rights and equal access to the legal system and its different parts. The legal design is based on simple, user-friendly and inclusive communication. How can we begin to address these many challenges? Design mindsets, processes and mechanisms provide us with structured opportunities to understand what could be changed in our current legal system and to create new innovations for it. Chapter 2 describes the basic ideas of designers to help us take a more creative, open-minded, and collaborative approach to solving problems.