4 Pillars towards legal empowerment
Today, 4th of May 2020 it's our 3rd birthday! So it is a good moment to share with you that we are working hard on a redesign of our website, with in a later phase the launch of a beta-version of our visual-contract-builder!
Legal Hackathon Madrid 2018
Last weekend, 17 - 19 November, Visual Contracts helped facilitate the Legal Hackaton of Instituto Innovación Legal in Madrid from a legal design perspective. It was an intense, fun and productive weekend with some great outcomes.
Through the looking glass: The adventures of a designer in legal land
A few years ago, I fell into this deep rabbit hole called legal and since then I’ve been trying to get a better understanding about what it is.
Legal Hackers Monterrey 2019
Our founder Lieke Beelen is on a small sabbatical to Mexico. But she is certainly not the the standard kind of tourist. Allright, she is occasionally planning a day at the beach or visiting maya ruin (or doing some other holiday stuff)
Finalist at HiiL 2018
We are very happy to announce that we are one of the finalists of the HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge finalists of 2018.
Why facebook should use Visual contracts
Facebook has been hit with a €1.2m fine in Spain after the country's data watchdog found it broke privacy laws. Among other violations the regulator found Facebook had failed to inform users how their data would be used as it hoovered up the details of millions of people in Spain.
Finalist of European youth award
We are proud to announce that we are short-listed for the European Youth Award (EYA). EYA is a pan-European contest to motivate young people, social entrepreneurs and start-ups to produce digital projects that will have an impact on society.
Join us at the Innovating Justice Forum
Next week, Visual Contracts will be attending the Innovating Justice Forum, the only event in the world that brings together innovator, leaders of the justice sector, judges, lawyers, investors an entrepreneurs on making justice more user-friendly.
Join our one-day Design for Justice Lab
Visual Contracts is organising – together with a wonderful team – a one-day Legal Design Event at the Border Sessions Tech Culture Festival, the Design for Justice Lab. During the Lab, the participants will take part in a Legal Design journey, learn how to use Legal Design Thinking to improve their skills and are part of innovating the employment sector.
Legal Geek wrap up 2018
It has been only a few days after the Legal Geek and Legal Design Geek conference in London. I am still processing the overwhelming amount of people who cued up at the Visual Contracts stand at the Startup Alley.
Legal Design: Collaborating with Lawyers to lmprove Access to Justice
Last week we joined the Service Design Network Global Conference in Madrid. During the first day of this event (the membersday) the newest issue of Touchpoint was handed out.
Learn about Legal Design Thinking in 1 day!
On Saturday 22 April, 11 Law, IT and Design professionals came together above the roaring North Sea on the Pier in Scheveningen, for a workshop by Visual Contracts on how to revolutionize the way we see law.
What Legal Tech innovation is missing
Recently I came across a blog which started with the question: "Does coding make you a better lawyer? The author of the blog argued it does make you a better lawyer because coding means applying systems thinking.
The GDPR: A European law that acknowledges a need for Legal Design
Some of the more law minded among us might have heard of it. On April 2016, the European Union passed the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be fully enforced in The Netherlands in 2018. It will have a host of implications for the subject of privacy, something we at Visual Contracts cannot ignore.
The Future Series, a Series of virtual forums offered by The Future of Contracting™; is a contemporary, collaborative and global approach to business & legal bringing together world-known market and academia professionals from Europe and Brazil at Hopin, a high-quality online hybrid event platform.
User friendly NDA
For AIRBUS Defense and Space and together with our colleague Legal Designer Astrid Kohlmeier, we redesigned and co-created a user friendly NDA for the collaboration on innovative projects with startups.
The Dutch interest group for parents in day care, better known as BOinK asked us to redesign their training material about Dutch law and regulation that addresses the daily functioning of child daycares.
Shiny Futures Project
In recent years there have been many projects and initiatives to help cleaners gain respect from the general public. Visual Contracts was asked to be part of one of these projects called The Shiny Future.
For Ketenpact Oost-Brabant we helped during a two day session to work on the challenge to reduce rework and unnecessary administrative load during a criminal law procedure to reduce lead times in those procedures.
For former Judge Dory Reiling our founder Lieke facilitated an introduction workshop on Legal Design Thinking with the topic of solving debt-problems.
FB Privacy statement
In 2015 Lieke won the The Hague Innovators prize together with lawyer Janneke Boerman. They developed a new concept of the privacy statement of Facebook as a case study to explore new ways of creating accessible, understanding and engaging legal documents.
Engaging NPOs in the FATF debate
For the Human Security Collective (HSC) we designed visuals for the engagement of NPOs in the FATF debate.
Legal Hackers Guatemala 2019
Explore visual employment contracts
On Wednesday 16 September Visual Contracts organises a meetup to discover the first steps in implementating visual employment contracts for and together with your company. Join this event and explore if a visual employment contract is something for you.
Legal Design - Always a step ahead
Legal design thinking is on the rise, but why should you invest time and budget in this? What can it do for your office?
For Lexxyn Group we created this visual as an overview for their clients on how to choose the right path for digital litigation and choosing the right software for them to support that.
A clear explanation of the NOW: why visual explanation?
Together with Pellicaan Advocaten we designed a flyer to explain the basics of the GDPR (AVG in Dutch).
Legal Design Inktober
October is over and so is the Legal Design Inktober challenge. The first thing we want to do is thank everybody that took part in the challenge. We tried to closely follow your contributions and loved them all. If you didn’t have the chance to participate or don’t know what we are talking about so we are going to quickly explain it.
Creating impact with visual employment contracts.
How fairness and transparency can empower people, and help build sustainable working relationships
We are looking for a Legal UX Designer and several interns to support our team in upcoming projects!
Visual employment contracts for CSU
Did you know that low literacy levels in the Netherlands are the highest amongst employees in the cleaning industry? Almost 40% of registered cleaning staff in the Netherlands. Also, the cleaning business is not always seen as the most glamorous of professions. However, it should be considered as one of the most important professions.
Contributing to diversity and inclusion
About the chicken and the egg. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Or does it really matter what came first? You need one to have the other, and vice versa. So, drawing a comparison to diversity and inclusivity. What comes first? Inclusivity before you can be truly diverse? Or will diversity naturally ask for inclusivity? Who has the answer? Do we need an answer? Do they not just need to interact, co-exist seamlessly in order to create equal opportunities, and attract top talent within a company? To build a work environment and culture that enables all employees to participate and thrive. In this blog we highlight why both diversity and inclusivity are important for your company to grow and prosper, and how Visual Contracts can help contribute to that.
How mapping your employee journey will help you optimize your employer branding
Employer branding. Everybody is talking about it. But what does it really mean? Is it how you, as a company, are perceived by the outside world? Is it about your logo? Or all the benefits that come with working at your place?
Bekijk nu het event 'Maak kennis met Visual Contracts' terug!
Vanuit Visual Contracts zijn wij bezig met de missie om het recht toegankelijk te maken door middel van begrijpelijke contracten. Op 18 mei kun je kennismaken met Visual Contracts. Gemist? Bekijk het event nu terug!
Review of the online Legal Design Thinking course
Not sure what legal design is about? I had exactly the same. But following Lieke’s course “Legal Design Thinking”, has definitely demystified this.
Koos Terms & Conditions
Koos Service Design is a fast-growing strategic design agency founded in 2009, who believes that design is the answer to solve the complex challenges our society faces today. With a mission to inspire organisations and governments to accelerate positive change through INNOVATION. However, realising that their own terms and conditions didn’t reflect their innovative character, they reached out to Visual Contracts for help in improving them through intriguing and innovative Legal Design Thinking.