Court cases are complex. Judges are overloaded with text. And lawyers need to get across their arguments in a short amount of time. We use the power of information design to help lawyers litigate effectively. Together with the client we create overviews, timelines, structure charts and technical drawings and video's to bring visual structure to complex litigations. We provide additional high end manpower in time constrained settings. Creating key infographics and alleviating pressure by taking over workflows. Please let us know if you have a case or project. We are happy to discuss the possibilities of legal design with you.
We have worked on more than 100 court cases and international arbitrations. We understand how to use the power of effective design in a court setting. It's not about adding pretty images. It's about helping the court truly understand the complexity of an argument, contract or business relationship. And to assist client understanding of complex legal requirements, and clarify and enhance key court documents with design elements.
We are lawyers and designers. We are quickly up to speed with the legal matter on hand. Together with the litigation team we create a legal design strategy. Then we start designing visuals that can be used in written submissions or pleading notes. We understand civil procedural law and know how to work with the technical limitations of courtrooms and arbitration hearings.
Our clients often use visual overviews to brief clients, colleagues and experts on the matter at hand. Not in the latest place, we see that judges often use visuals as a starting point during court hearings to ask questions and to arrange arguments.
'The agreements took a whopping 60% less time to negotiate than their previous legalese-laden versions did. Some customers have even signed plain-language contracts without a single change. Customer feedback has been universally positive, and there hasn’t been a single customer dispute over the wording of a plain-language contract.'
‘Thanks to legal design we make complex matter comprehensible. They show again and again that a contract does not have to be boring. By moving away from the current practices, legal agreements become more understandable. That is the ultimate goal: understanding each other and writing that down as simple as possible.’
Legal design will have a great impact on the way we litigate, negotiate, communicate and on the legal industry as a whole in the years to come. Legal design is an essential skill for every lawyer.
Learning the craft of legal design has been challenging and useful. After completing the legal design academy, I feel confident to create legal infographics with no external help.
PHYSEE wanted to change the perspective on employee agreements. Together we created an agreement that reflects the company and its values.
To help De Roos attract top talent and to challenge current team members, we developed De Roos Legal Design Academy. A training program focussed on developing the skills needed for the lawyer of the future.
Together with the editorial board of Ars Aequi we create a monthly visual column in which we explain famous Dutch legal judgements.
For a large Dutch firm we created an interactive white paper about the new Dutch Whoa legislation.