Become a community member

What do you get as a community member?

  • Being able to promote yourself as a Legal Design Thinking expert
  • Full event reports with insights on learnings & access to materials on how to apply Legal Design Thinking
  • Opportunity to contribute to further develop the Legal Design Thinking approach
  • Exclusive opportunities to join members only events and tools, such as developing the Visual Contracts tool to support legal design thinkers in doing their job.

Legal Design Thinkers

Join our Hackaton and create employment contracts of the future

Visual Contracts organises a hackaton from 27-29 March, named 'Just Create'. During the Just Create hackaton we will co-create the employment contracts of the future! Following up on the work done during the ‘Design for Justice lab’ that we organised June 13 2018 together with HiiL and the World Justice Project.

Legal Design Thinking Network #4

Join us on the 12th of February for the fourth session of the Legal Design Thinking Network. Become involved and use your talents to increase accessibility of law.

Join our lecture at the Legal Hackers Monterry Meetup

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). But in addition, she is still engaged in her passion for #LegalDesignThinking. She visits various initiatives (like Cooperative Graphica Oaxaca) and meets community members in real life. And so she speaks 14 February next during a meetup of Legal Hackers Monterrey.

Join us during 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. We are happy to announce that we are hosting a free working session on Legal Design Thinking. And we are hoping to meet you there next week!

Follow our Legal Design Training on March 4

On March 4, we organise our introduction workshops to Legal Design Thinking, to get familiar with this new approach. We will focus this introduction on privacy and privacy statements, to really get hands-on with Legal Design Thinking. Within the community we will organize workshops and discussions on the broader application of Legal Design Thinking and discuss case studies. The topics will be related to human rights, since the mission of Visual Contracts is to bring the law closer to laymen, and empower people to practice their rights.

VC discussion board

Dear Community members, In this mural we are going to discuss the making off and ins and outs of designing a good visual contract. For starters we are going to take one of our own examples but if you would like to have your design or concept to get feedback on, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You get an email with the password to login to the mural.

Legal Geek wrap up & Meetup 30 October 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. There was no ending to it and I had to leave the stand to take some breaks and spare my voice, which was great of course :D

We're one of the HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge finalists 2018!

We are very happy to announce that we are one of the finalists of the HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge finalists of 2018.

Our team: Chris Maxwell and our original founder Lieke Beelen applied for the challenge with the tool that they are developing to create automated visual legal documents. Gijs Esseling is supporting the team to get to the next phase.

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 Hackaton Madrid

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.

On Friday we had an introduction of Instituto Innovación Legal on the rules of #HackTheJustice, Everis on strategy and business development and Visual Contracts on some hands-on legal design skills.

What is Legal Design Thinking?

Maybe you have heard and read before about Legal Design Thinking. If you already exactly know what it is, how you can use it and what it can do for you(r business), stop reading. But if you’re curious and open-minded to learn more, this post is there for you. We will explain (our vision on) Legal Design Thinking in a clear, visual and easy to understand way.

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. It is always a joy to receive this journal for Service Design. But this time it was even more special; we contributed to this edition.

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