Verity White and Melanie Thomas presented at Melbourne Fashion Festival a workshop to help lawyers and designers understand more about each other’s role in their industry.
THE LAW IS CONFUSING.
Lawyers write contracts and legal advice in dense legalese.
Clients who can afford legal advice, often end up paying for something they don’t completely understand.
Lawyers are stressed and unfulfilled.
It’s time the legal industry collaborated and learned from the world of design to create legal advice and contractual documents that help clients instead of bamboozling them!
Be inspired as you explore examples of innovative visual design that is exploding within the legal industry around the world.
Contracts, legal advice, and legal information can be beautiful!
It can be insightful instead of fear-inducing!
We see a world where all contracts are easy to read and easy to take action on
We see a world where legal advice is structured clearly and logically.
Lawyers need designers + designers need lawyers.
It’s a match made in heaven!
- Lawyers will get the chance to learn about the emerging field of contract design and legal design
- Designers will get the chance to understand key contract terms for their client work
Verity White is the founder and Chief Contract Enthusiast at Checklist Legal. Verity is an experienced commercial lawyer with a passion for simplifying legal information and expertise in re-designing contracts for automation, readability, and usability.
Her work simplifying contracts has saved thousands of headaches for businesses and lawyers, and one of her B2B contract design projects was a Finalist in the Legal category of the 2019 Clear Communication Awards.
Mel Thomas is an experienced corporate lawyer, and legal adventurer. Mel has pioneered the use of automation for in-house teams, facilitated agile sessions for legal and leadership teams and has a unique way of decoding complex legal concepts to her clients and colleagues for the purposes of increased engagement, understanding and collaboration.
Connect with Mel on LinkedIn if you want a friend to talk to for hours about legal innovation.