The word design does not simply refer to the visual. It also refers, in relation to the legal world, to the design of a legal service that puts the client at the center of the process.
The legal design movement
The legal design movement, currently in vogue, aims to better understand the context and needs of people who interact with the law and to create improvements and innovations based on this knowledge. It also takes into account user-centered visual design. The user of the law must have the best user experience (UX), so that the law and the legal system are not perceived as an obstacle.
Furthermore, the overall goal is to empower people interacting with the legal system to make better and more intelligent decisions based on contextually well-prepared information. In this context, people will be able to act autonomously and will not feel dependent on legal professionals.
Emergence of new tools
Today, dozens of legal tech companies have emerged in Belgium alone. They offer services covering a wide range of topics, such as project management, corporate housekeeping, legal service design, contract automation, etc.
We are relatively up to date with technological advances and are able to suggest legal tech solutions to meet our clients’ needs. We have recently had the opportunity to select and implement some tools that meet the specific needs of a client.
In addition to these solutions, we are always willing to consider adapting to a particular process chosen by a client, which allows us to work remotely on their infrastructure or on a common infrastructure, if this is of added value. For example, we can share information via a google drive, it is very simple.
Tools developed by e².law
Our firm is setting up its own legal design tool, at the work of developing the online knowledge base. Its use, combined with the new tools available, as well as the visual abilities of the firm’s lawyers, aims to create a new global and interactive experience of legal advice.
This form of legal advice would apply e-learning and visual techniques to provide tailor-made advice (by means of traditional tools, videos, animations or quizzes, in addition to a wider visualization of the processes).