We visualise law

Legal information design

The bigger picture of legal design

Legal design is a human-centred approach to innovation in the legal sector. In essence, it refers to the application of design thinking in the legal field. Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. It is a way of thinking and a way of working. By putting the user at the heart of the design process (way of thinking) and by following a structured process of exploration, creation, reflection and implementation (way of working), you enhance the possibility of creating innovations that serve a real need.

After all, innovation is a risky business. Innovation initiatives often fail because the innovation does not solve a real problem. There is no market need. Design thinking minimises this risk by engaging users from the very beginning and by following a structured process. As a result, your outcome will be more useful, user-friendly and desirable in the most efficient and effective way.

Legal professionals often perceive the term "user" as a bit strange. In fact, users might be anyone: internal clients (e.g. salespeople, HR directors, risk managers, senior and junior lawyers), external clients (e.g. consumers, private clients, businesses) and other stakeholders (e.g. shareholders, government). The term "users" is thus broader than the traditional term "clients".

Why is legal design an emerging practice? The legal landscape is constantly evolving and will continue to do so. Staying relevant in a crowded marketplace is now more important than ever. Design thinking has been successfully used for many years in every industry to drive innovation. Why would the legal industry be an exception?

Legal design is an umbrella term of which the application possibilities are vast. Innovations can relate to products, services, processes, communications, business models and even ecosystems, to name just a few. The Visual Lawyer focuses on the communication of complex legal information: legal information design.


What is legal information design?

Legal information design helps you to communicate complex legal information. We combine legal expertise with design thinking and visual thinking, and we also apply principles from behavioural economics and social psychology, to create legal communications which people will like to read. In essence, legal information design facilitates effective (internal and external) client communication and helps you to communicate with impact. It is all about effective communication. Communication that is clear, to the point, and user-centred.

Legal information design is much more than just applying graphic or visual design to legal documents. We do not want to get lost in a terminology discussion, but we should make clear that the "design" part of legal information design refers to the design thinking approach. The goal is not to beautify legal documents, but to create legal documents that are clear, well-structured and therefore easy to navigate, easy to read and understand.


How can you benefit from legal information design?

Legal information design improves client relationships because it always starts with your clients (aka users) in mind. By putting them at the heart of the design process, your message will not only be communicated in a language that your clients understand (plain language instead of legalese), but also in a visually attractive format. Legal documents are often text-heavy documents, full of legal jargon. Through the combination of text and visual elements such as icons, explanatory tables, timelines, diagrams and infographics your message gets more clear, convincing and engaging.

Legal information design often results in shorter and more visual documents that make your content come to life. This makes it much easier to convey your message in a digital world of multiplying content and media channels. We make your content easy to skim and scan through the right balance of text and visual elements.

You can stand out from the crowd in a world of information overload. Legal information design is still relatively new so client-friendly communications using text and visual elements to reinforce the content will definitely be noticed.

Simplification of legal content makes law more accessible. It is easy to use a lot of words just to ramble on and on without finally saying anything. When you visualise complex legal information, you have to figure out first what message you want to convey and how you want to convey it. The outcome is a combination of text and visual elements that simplifies legal content without making it too simplistic.


Legal information design in practice

Legal information design can be applied to many documents: general terms and conditions, compliance policies, privacy statements, training materials, ethics policies, legal newsletters, all types of contracts, exceptions and additions catalogues to contracts, etc.

We believe in the beauty of law, but we also know and understand that you do not want to touch your budget or contact your marketing department every time you want to modify your documents. That is why graphic design software is not always the answer. Sometimes it is better to stick to Word or PowerPoint to give you the flexibility that you need.

Already using document or contract automation tools? Great! We value efficiency as much as you do. We make sure that our designs can be integrated with the tools you use. Integration with other tools such as marketing automation or CRM is of course also possible.

Together with our clients we set KPIs for all our projects.

Contract design

The one who draws up the contract is usually not the one who negotiates or signs the contract. This can lead to misunderstandings, especially if the contract is poorly structured and written in legalese. Contracts should be business tools that enable and speed up your business, not slow down or block your business. Contract design bridges communication barriers between legal professionals and (internal) business partners, and makes contracts easy to explain, easy to understand, and easy to read.

By putting the user(s) at the heart of the design process, you are rethinking the contract from the perspective of e.g. a consumer who has to sign the contract and salespeople who have to negotiate the contract. The contract is no longer a "lawyer tool", written by lawyers for lawyers.

Do you want to learn how to write business-friendly contracts? Check out our training programmes and get inspired.


Litigation design

Explaining how a lawsuit is proceeding? Presenting a complex case to the Board of Directors? Convincing the judge with a visual one-pager summarising your case? Drafting plea notes in the form of a slide deck for an arbitration procedure? Explaining a landmark case in your client newsletter? Legal information design brings clarity to complexity.

As a former litigator, Dominique loves to dive into complex legal proceedings. Because of her legal expertise and experience, she knows the drill. She can easily bring your content and context together in a visual form that provides immediate insights. This visual can take the form of a single infographic, a slide deck or a timeline visualising the key events of a case, to name just a few. Do you want to challenge her with a complex legal case? She is looking forward to it! Contact her directly via dominique@thevisuallawyer.be.


Policy design

People often consider policies as a necessary evil for businesses. On top of that, a lot of policies are lengthy documents, not well structured and written and thus difficult to navigate and understand. However, at bottom, policies are useful because they set clear guidelines on what is appropriate and what not. Legal information design turns ordinary policies into engaging documents.


Training design

Lifelong learning. Everyone is talking about it and apparently it is something that we all have to do, so it needs to be effective and fun. Unfortunately, a lot of training is a waste of time and money. It seldom creates any impact. How many times do you look back at training materials to actually do something with them?

We help you to design the best learning experience, whether it be training materials for online learning platforms, webinars or face-to-face training courses or coaching.


How we work

We focus on the design methodology to take a fresh look at how to communicate and present complex legal information in an effective and creative way. Dominique holds a Master Class Certificate in Business Design Thinking from Antwerp Management School, which teaches the "double diamond" framework whereby the design process is visualised as a double diamond. The first diamond refers to "designing the right thing" and focuses on gathering insights and defining the main challenge. The second diamond refers to "designing the thing right" and focuses on brainstorming, testing and finally delivering design concepts. During this process, different methods and (visual) tools from various disciplines are combined to move the project through the different steps.

The final process and the decision on which methods and tools are ultimately to be used, depend on the context of the information being (re)designed. Every assignment is tailor-made to your needs, specifications and budget.

We will consider every assignment confidential. We will never publish our work without your prior consent.


Not yet convinced of the added value of legal information design?

We know that for many legal professionals, applying a design thinking approach means getting out of their comfort zone. We have designed a workshop format that will get even the most risk averse and analytical legal professional enthusiastic.

Sign up for our "Get Inspired" workshop and challenge us with a concrete case. We will show you our legal design alternatives, advise you on how legal design can be used in your legal context, and get you acquainted with the basic principles of legal information design. Contact dominique@thevisuallawyer.be for more information about this workshop.

Do you need to get your key stakeholders on board? We are happy to help you create the perfect pitch which brings the right story for the right stakeholder.


The bigger picture of legal design

Legal design is a human-centred approach to innovation in the legal sector. In essence, it refers to the application of design thinking in the legal field. Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. It is a way of thinking and a way of working. By putting the user at the heart of the design process (way of thinking) and by following a structured process of exploration, creation, reflection and implementation (way of working), you enhance the possibility of creating innovations that serve a real need.

After all, innovation is a risky business. Innovation initiatives often fail because the innovation does not solve a real problem. There is no market need. Design thinking minimises this risk by engaging users from the very beginning and by following a structured process. As a result, your outcome will be more useful, user-friendly and desirable in the most efficient and effective way.

Legal professionals often perceive the term "user" as a bit strange. In fact, users might be anyone: internal clients (e.g. salespeople, HR directors, risk managers, senior and junior lawyers), external clients (e.g. consumers, private clients, businesses) and other stakeholders (e.g. shareholders, government). The term "users" is thus broader than the traditional term "clients".

Why is legal design an emerging practice? The legal landscape is constantly evolving and will continue to do so. Staying relevant in a crowded marketplace is now more important than ever. Design thinking has been successfully used for many years in every industry to drive innovation. Why would the legal industry be an exception?

Legal design is an umbrella term of which the application possibilities are vast. Innovations can relate to products, services, processes, communications, business models and even ecosystems, to name just a few. The Visual Lawyer focuses on the communication of complex legal information: legal information design.


What is legal information design?

Legal information design helps you to communicate complex legal information. We combine legal expertise with design thinking and visual thinking, and we also apply principles from behavioural economics and social psychology, to create legal communications which people will like to read. In essence, legal information design facilitates effective (internal and external) client communication and helps you to communicate with impact. It is all about effective communication. Communication that is clear, to the point, and user-centred.

Legal information design is much more than just applying graphic or visual design to legal documents. We do not want to get lost in a terminology discussion, but we should make clear that the "design" part of legal information design refers to the design thinking approach. The goal is not to beautify legal documents, but to create legal documents that are clear, well-structured and therefore easy to navigate, easy to read and understand.


How can you benefit from legal information design?

Legal information design improves client relationships because it always starts with your clients (aka users) in mind. By putting them at the heart of the design process, your message will not only be communicated in a language that your clients understand (plain language instead of legalese), but also in a visually attractive format. Legal documents are often text-heavy documents, full of legal jargon. Through the combination of text and visual elements such as icons, explanatory tables, timelines, diagrams and infographics your message gets more clear, convincing and engaging.

Legal information design often results in shorter and more visual documents that make your content come to life. This makes it much easier to convey your message in a digital world of multiplying content and media channels. We make your content easy to skim and scan through the right balance of text and visual elements.

You can stand out from the crowd in a world of information overload. Legal information design is still relatively new so client-friendly communications using text and visual elements to reinforce the content will definitely be noticed.

Simplification of legal content makes law more accessible. It is easy to use a lot of words just to ramble on and on without finally saying anything. When you visualise complex legal information, you have to figure out first what message you want to convey and how you want to convey it. The outcome is a combination of text and visual elements that simplifies legal content without making it too simplistic.


Legal information design in practice

Legal information design can be applied to many documents: general terms and conditions, compliance policies, privacy statements, training materials, ethics policies, legal newsletters, all types of contracts, exceptions and additions catalogues to contracts, etc.

We believe in the beauty of law, but we also know and understand that you do not want to touch your budget or contact your marketing department every time you want to modify your documents. That is why graphic design software is not always the answer. Sometimes it is better to stick to Word or PowerPoint to give you the flexibility that you need.

Already using document or contract automation tools? Great! We value efficiency as much as you do. We make sure that our designs can be integrated with the tools you use. Integration with other tools such as marketing automation or CRM is of course also possible.

Together with our clients we set KPIs for all our projects.

Contract design

The one who draws up the contract is usually not the one who negotiates or signs the contract. This can lead to misunderstandings, especially if the contract is poorly structured and written in legalese. Contracts should be business tools that enable and speed up your business, not slow down or block your business. Contract design bridges communication barriers between legal professionals and (internal) business partners, and makes contracts easy to explain, easy to understand, and easy to read.

By putting the user(s) at the heart of the design process, you are rethinking the contract from the perspective of e.g. a consumer who has to sign the contract and salespeople who have to negotiate the contract. The contract is no longer a "lawyer tool", written by lawyers for lawyers.

Do you want to learn how to write business-friendly contracts? Check out our training programmes and get inspired.


Litigation design

Explaining how a lawsuit is proceeding? Presenting a complex case to the Board of Directors? Convincing the judge with a visual one-pager summarising your case? Drafting plea notes in the form of a slide deck for an arbitration procedure? Explaining a landmark case in your client newsletter? Legal information design brings clarity to complexity.

As a former litigator, Dominique loves to dive into complex legal proceedings. Because of her legal expertise and experience, she knows the drill. She can easily bring your content and context together in a visual form that provides immediate insights. This visual can take the form of a single infographic, a slide deck or a timeline visualising the key events of a case, to name just a few. Do you want to challenge her with a complex legal case? She is looking forward to it! Contact her directly via dominique@thevisuallawyer.be.


Policy design

People often consider policies as a necessary evil for businesses. On top of that, a lot of policies are lengthy documents, not well structured and written and thus difficult to navigate and understand. However, at bottom, policies are useful because they set clear guidelines on what is appropriate and what not. Legal information design turns ordinary policies into engaging documents.


Training design

Lifelong learning. Everyone is talking about it and apparently it is something that we all have to do, so it needs to be effective and fun. Unfortunately, a lot of training is a waste of time and money. It seldom creates any impact. How many times do you look back at training materials to actually do something with them?

We help you to design the best learning experience, whether it be training materials for online learning platforms, webinars or face-to-face training courses or coaching.


How we work

We focus on the design methodology to take a fresh look at how to communicate and present complex legal information in an effective and creative way. Dominique holds a Master Class Certificate in Business Design Thinking from Antwerp Management School, which teaches the "double diamond" framework whereby the design process is visualised as a double diamond. The first diamond refers to "designing the right thing" and focuses on gathering insights and defining the main challenge. The second diamond refers to "designing the thing right" and focuses on brainstorming, testing and finally delivering design concepts. During this process, different methods and (visual) tools from various disciplines are combined to move the project through the different steps.

The final process and the decision on which methods and tools are ultimately to be used, depend on the context of the information being (re)designed. Every assignment is tailor-made to your needs, specifications and budget.

We will consider every assignment confidential. We will never publish our work without your prior consent.


Not yet convinced of the added value of legal information design?

We know that for many legal professionals, applying a design thinking approach means getting out of their comfort zone. We have designed a workshop format that will get even the most risk averse and analytical legal professional enthusiastic.

Sign up for our "Get Inspired" workshop and challenge us with a concrete case. We will show you our legal design alternatives, advise you on how legal design can be used in your legal context, and get you acquainted with the basic principles of legal information design. Contact dominique@thevisuallawyer.be for more information about this workshop.

Do you need to get your key stakeholders on board? We are happy to help you create the perfect pitch which brings the right story for the right stakeholder.


Graphic facilitation

What is graphic facilitation?

Graphic facilitation is the practice of live visual note-taking on a large graphic wall. We translate your conversations and presentations into inspiring visuals using text and icons. As graphic facilitators we combine expert facilitation with visual thinking and doing. We create unique visual output with immediate and long lasting impact.




So what exactly do we do?

We visualise your conversations and presentations. We are your silent visual partners who bring your content to life. In real-time. You talk. We visualise.

Topics we frequently work on include: strategic visioning, improving team collaboration and communication, leadership development, new business models, value proposition development, change management and innovation.

Events

We make your events even more remarkable and memorable than they already are. Keeping a conference room full of people focused can be a big challenge. Do you dream of an audience that cannot take its eyes of the stage, literally? Live visual note-taking turns your dream into reality. Watching how a graphic facilitator brings content to life is an exciting experience for many participants and speakers. It engages people in a unique, multi-sensory way. Participants will leave your event with a visual wrap-up packed with insights and memories. Speakers will get the attention they deserve.

Legal conferences, legal design jams, hackathons, ... You name it. We visualise it. Get ready for people taking selfies with your visual wall!

Brainstorming sessions

We take your brainstorming sessions to a higher level. Letting people see what they are saying leads to more and better ideas because going visual stimulates interaction between people. Visual note-taking also motivates everyone to actively participate because people are eager to see how their ideas take shape, literally. Every voice is heard, including those you do not hear enough. After the session, people are more committed to act because they feel and act like co-owners of the visual output.

Internal strategic meetings

Does your team need to get aligned around a common vision, strategy or challenge? Are you looking for alternatives to finally get rid of those ineffective PowerPoint presentations with hardly no impact? Visual note-taking turns your presentations into effective conversations. By capturing your key points in a visual way, people will immediately see and understand what it is all about. Visual meetings are about "connecting". Connecting people with content and connecting people with people to increase focus, participation, productivity and collaboration in every meeting.

Training programmes

We train you to become a visual note-taker for the benefit of yourself and others. Yes, we know that inner voice that is saying: "I cannot draw". The good news is that visual note-taking has more to do with your ability to listen than with your ability to draw. Anyone can become a visual note-taker regardless of your ability to draw. It is not about drawing beautiful images. It is about combining text with simple icons to capture, process and reframe information in your own language. It is about discovering new ways for critical thinking and complex problem-solving. It is about improving your listening and communication skills. Boost your creativity and join us for a unique, hands-on experience. Click here to find out more about our training programmes.




How can you benefit from visual storytelling?

Visual storytelling boosts your ability to better capture, process, retain and recall information. We keep you focused, surprised and inspired.

We bring clarity to complexity. We capture the essence and at the same time we show you the bigger picture. We draw connections between your ideas, thoughts, facts and figures.

Watching how a graphic facilitator brings content to life is a unique, exciting and often enlightening experience for many participants and speakers. We engage people in a unique way.

We create immediate impact. Our visuals provide prompt insights. By visualising your conversations and presentations in real-time, people immediately see and understand what it is about.

Our visuals literally stick on office walls for years. They fuel the enthusiasm of participants to move forward and take action. They trigger the curiosity of non-participants. In other words, they keep conversations going. We create long-lasting impact.

We bring more energy and fun to the room!

"A picture is worth a thousand words"? Absolutely. Getting noticed on social media can be hard these days, but it doesn't have to be. Are you ready to stand out from the crowd in a world of information overload?


How we work

Every project starts with a kick-off session to discuss your objectives and context. What do you want to achieve? How can we help you to achieve that? Who is your audience? Will 10 small visuals work better than 1 big visual wall? Guiding eyes with markers on paper or keeping track on a project screen? Once we have a clear view on your what, why, who, when and where, we are ready for action.

Toolbox filled with markers? Check. Lots of paper? Check. Drawing tablet and digital tools if needed? Check. Ready, steady, go!

We value your feedback and want to make sure that you are more than happy with our work. Therefore, each of our projects ends with a debriefing session.

We take visual notes in real time so that you will immediately get original visuals to grasp the momentum, take action and move forward. We will also provide you with digital images so you can maximise your impact. You can post your visuals on your intranet, incorporate them in your marketing materials, hang printed versions on your office walls or post them on social media.

You own full copyrights. We consider every assignment confidential. We will never publish your visuals without your prior consent.

We work with groups of 6 to 600 people. Our toolkit consists of 155 markers in different sizes and colours. Do not worry - we will not use them all at the same time.

What is graphic facilitation?

Graphic facilitation is the practice of live visual note-taking on a large graphic wall. We translate your conversations and presentations into inspiring visuals using text and icons. As graphic facilitators we combine expert facilitation with visual thinking and doing. We create unique visual output with immediate and long lasting impact.




So what exactly do we do?

We visualise your conversations and presentations. We are your silent visual partners who bring your content to life. In real-time. You talk. We visualise.

Topics we frequently work on include: strategic visioning, improving team collaboration and communication, leadership development, new business models, value proposition development, change management and innovation.

Events

We make your events even more remarkable and memorable than they already are. Keeping a conference room full of people focused can be a big challenge. Do you dream of an audience that cannot take its eyes of the stage, literally? Live visual note-taking turns your dream into reality. Watching how a graphic facilitator brings content to life is an exciting experience for many participants and speakers. It engages people in a unique, multi-sensory way. Participants will leave your event with a visual wrap-up packed with insights and memories. Speakers will get the attention they deserve.

Legal conferences, legal design jams, hackathons, ... You name it. We visualise it. Get ready for people taking selfies with your visual wall!

Brainstorming sessions

We take your brainstorming sessions to a higher level. Letting people see what they are saying leads to more and better ideas because going visual stimulates interaction between people. Visual note-taking also motivates everyone to actively participate because people are eager to see how their ideas take shape, literally. Every voice is heard, including those you do not hear enough. After the session, people are more committed to act because they feel and act like co-owners of the visual output.

Internal strategic meetings

Does your team need to get aligned around a common vision, strategy or challenge? Are you looking for alternatives to finally get rid of those ineffective PowerPoint presentations with hardly no impact? Visual note-taking turns your presentations into effective conversations. By capturing your key points in a visual way, people will immediately see and understand what it is all about. Visual meetings are about "connecting". Connecting people with content and connecting people with people to increase focus, participation, productivity and collaboration in every meeting.

Training programmes

We train you to become a visual note-taker for the benefit of yourself and others. Yes, we know that inner voice that is saying: "I cannot draw". The good news is that visual note-taking has more to do with your ability to listen than with your ability to draw. Anyone can become a visual note-taker regardless of your ability to draw. It is not about drawing beautiful images. It is about combining text with simple icons to capture, process and reframe information in your own language. It is about discovering new ways for critical thinking and complex problem-solving. It is about improving your listening and communication skills. Boost your creativity and join us for a unique, hands-on experience. Click here to find out more about our training programmes.




How can you benefit from visual storytelling?

Visual storytelling boosts your ability to better capture, process, retain and recall information. We keep you focused, surprised and inspired.

We bring clarity to complexity. We capture the essence and at the same time we show you the bigger picture. We draw connections between your ideas, thoughts, facts and figures.

Watching how a graphic facilitator brings content to life is a unique, exciting and often enlightening experience for many participants and speakers. We engage people in a unique way.

We create immediate impact. Our visuals provide prompt insights. By visualising your conversations and presentations in real-time, people immediately see and understand what it is about.

Our visuals literally stick on office walls for years. They fuel the enthusiasm of participants to move forward and take action. They trigger the curiosity of non-participants. In other words, they keep conversations going. We create long-lasting impact.

We bring more energy and fun to the room!

"A picture is worth a thousand words"? Absolutely. Getting noticed on social media can be hard these days, but it doesn't have to be. Are you ready to stand out from the crowd in a world of information overload?


How we work

Every project starts with a kick-off session to discuss your objectives and context. What do you want to achieve? How can we help you to achieve that? Who is your audience? Will 10 small visuals work better than 1 big visual wall? Guiding eyes with markers on paper or keeping track on a project screen? Once we have a clear view on your what, why, who, when and where, we are ready for action.

Toolbox filled with markers? Check. Lots of paper? Check. Drawing tablet and digital tools if needed? Check. Ready, steady, go!

We value your feedback and want to make sure that you are more than happy with our work. Therefore, each of our projects ends with a debriefing session.

We take visual notes in real time so that you will immediately get original visuals to grasp the momentum, take action and move forward. We will also provide you with digital images so you can maximise your impact. You can post your visuals on your intranet, incorporate them in your marketing materials, hang printed versions on your office walls or post them on social media.

You own full copyrights. We consider every assignment confidential. We will never publish your visuals without your prior consent.

We work with groups of 6 to 600 people. Our toolkit consists of 155 markers in different sizes and colours. Do not worry - we will not use them all at the same time.

Training programmes

Drive your business forward faster with our inspiring training programmes. Interactive workshops is what we are known for. Actively engaging, working with and empowering people. Communicating visually to turn ideas into action. Connect, share, learn is our credo.

Connect. We have the power to connect and ... it's visual! No boring presentations, we create conversations.

Share. Our trainings are based on first-hand experience. We practise what we preach!

Learn. Our tools and techniques are immediately applicable thanks to our pragmatic and hands-on approach.

The Visual Lawyer organises both open training and tailor-made training programmes. Most topics can be offered as an in-house training or interactive workshop. Personal coaching is also possible. Our training sessions are always tailored to the specific needs of our clients and fun is guaranteed!

What previous participants say about our in-house workshops and open training

"Zeer interessant. Een echte eyeopener. - Zeer praktisch en goed -
De opleiding is in mijn ogen zeker innovatief. Het gaf een nieuwe, frisse kijk op juridische teksten
(contracten). Ook heel praktisch opgevat. - Zeer toegankelijk en praktisch -
Zeer interessant en leerrijk - Super interessant en direct toepasbaar in onze dagelijkse praktijk"

Discover

Your office
In-house training

Wat leer je?

  • Wat Legal Information Design is.
  • Hoe je complexe, juridische teksten kan visualiseren zonder afbreuk te doen aan de juridische juistheid ervan. Van te lange teksten met te veel juridisch jargon naar visueel aantrekkelijke teksten in mensentaal.
  • De 6 stappen naar juridische communicatie met impact.
  • Toepassingen op diverse juridische teksten zoals een contract, interne memo, policy, algemene voorwaarden, nieuwsbrief ...

Wat levert deze opleiding je op?

Je hebt meer inzicht in de vaardigheden en technieken om juridische informatie te visualiseren en met meer impact te communiceren.

Praktisch

Deze interactieve opleiding duurt 2,5 uur.

Get Inspired

Your office
In-house training

Wat leer je?

  • Wat Legal Information Design is.
  • Hoe je complexe, juridische teksten kan visualiseren zonder afbreuk te doen aan de juridische juistheid ervan. We herwerken delen van jouw teksten naar visueel aantrekkelijke teksten in mensentaal. Hierbij gaan we aan de slag met minstens 3 verschillende tekstsoorten van jouw keuze zoals een contract, policy, interne memo, nieuwsbrief, algemene voorwaarden ...
  • De 6 stappen naar juridische communicatie met impact toegepast op jouw juridische teksten.

Wat levert deze opleiding je op?

Je hebt meer inzicht in de vaardigheden en technieken om juridische informatie te visualiseren en met meer impact te communiceren. Je krijgt een blik achter de schermen van de "voor en na" van jouw juridische teksten.

Praktisch

Deze interactieve opleiding duurt 3,5 uur.

Do It Yourself

Your office
In-house training

Heb je de smaak te pakken na een "Discover" of "Get Inspired" opleiding? Dan is de "Do It Yourself" iets voor jou!

Wat leer je?

Je gaat zelf aan de slag in Word met jouw eigen juridische teksten. We begeleiden je stap voor stap naar juridische communicatie met impact.

Wat levert deze opleiding je op?

Je kan de vaardigheden en technieken om juridische teksten te visualiseren en met meer impact te communiceren meteen zelf toepassen in je eigen context.

Praktisch

Deze workshop bestaat uit 2 modules van elk 3 uur.

Storyboard

Curious about what exactly we're doing? Want to peek behind the curtains of our business? Just looking for some inspiration? Our storyboard gives you a glimpse of what we do and who we are. We hope to educate, inspire and entertain you with our posts. Any thoughts or suggestions? We would love to hear them! Just drop us a line (dominique@thevisuallawyer.be) and we will get straight back to you.

Interview met Trends

06.02.2020

Trends Business | Starter van de week

'Juridische informatie in beeld'

De voormalig advocaat Dominique Meert heeft het gehad met juridisch jargon. Haar start-up, The Visual Lawyer, vertaalt complexe teksten naar visueel ondersteunde mensentaal.

... "Ik pleit ook voor meer visueel denken, al vanop de schoolbanken. Een vak als 'legal information design' zou niet misstaan in juridische opleidingen. Zo'n vak doceren in een academische context staat hoog op mijn verlanglijstje."

Redesign of a non-disclosure agreement

29.01.2020

Behind the scenes: prototype testing!

Key takeaway: Test your prototypes on the right people and also ask feedback on your prototypes from internal stakeholders other than your users. Keep an open mind and avoid becoming too attached to your ideas. Remember: it’s not about you, it’s not about me, it’s about our users.

This post has been trending in #law on LinkedIn. Click on "read more" and find out what other people say about this post.

Interview met de Juristenkrant

12.10.2019

'Elke juridische communicatie zou de gebruiker centraal moeten zetten'.

Je sales departement krijgt altijd dezelfde vragen van klanten over specifieke contractclausules. Dat vertraagt het sluiten van contracten, je moet er als bedrijfsjurist telkens tijd insteken. Wat doe je dan? Je vraagt aan Dominique Meert van The Visual Lawyer om het contract te vertalen in visueel ondersteunde mensentaal. 'Mensen zijn veel meer visueel ingesteld dan ze zelf denken.'

The Visual Lawyer vertaalt complexe, juridische materie in visueel ondersteunde mensentaal

11.09.2019

Antwerpen, 10 september 2019 - Vandaag wordt The Visual Lawyer gelanceerd, een in Antwerpen gevestigde start-up die zijn cliënten helpt om complexe, juridische informatie op een duidelijke en effectieve manier te communiceren. Met een uitgebreide juridische expertise en innovatieve concepten zoals legal information design en graphic facilitation zal The Visual Lawyer advocatenkantoren, juridische afdelingen en andere juridische dienstverleners bijstaan met het opbouwen van betere cliëntenrelaties. “Met The Visual Lawyer willen we van juridische documenten tools maken die de business versnellen in plaats van vertragen”, zegt oprichtster Dominique Meert, die eerder ook al 2KnowHow2 oprichtte om innovatie in de juridische sector te stimuleren.

Our story

What we do

The Visual Lawyer helps you build better relationships with your internal and external clients through visual communication. We combine legal expertise with hands-on visual thinking and doing to drive innovation in the legal sector.

So what exactly do we do? Our services in a nutshell:

  • we help you to communicate complex legal information in a visual way
    (#LegalInformationDesign)
  • we let you experience the power of visual storytelling (#GraphicFacilitation)
  • we train you to become a visual thinker and doer (#TrainingProgrammes)


What we believe in

We believe in the power of visual thinking to create meaningful impact.
We believe in visual storytelling to engage people.
We believe that visual communication is the bridge between complexity and simplicity.
We believe that visual language is natural to all of us.


Who we are

The Visual Lawyer is a global creative agency.

Our core team has academic backgrounds in law, economics, HR, communications, sociology, marketing and graphic design. We are bound together by entrepreneurship, nonconformism, curiosity and creativity. We go beyond the "traditional consultancy and advisory services". We are a team of doers. Collaboration and co-creation are more than buzzwords to us. We are used to working with in-house teams (e.g. legal, marketing, HR), as well as external business partners.

We work with game changers and innovators in the legal industry: law firms, legal departments, start-ups and other legal service providers.

We communicate visually in Dutch, English and French.

What we do

The Visual Lawyer helps you build better relationships with your internal and external clients through visual communication. We combine legal expertise with hands-on visual thinking and doing to drive innovation in the legal sector.

So what exactly do we do? Our services in a nutshell:

  • we help you to communicate complex legal information in a visual way
    (#LegalInformationDesign)
  • we let you experience the power of visual storytelling (#GraphicFacilitation)
  • we train you to become a visual thinker and doer (#TrainingProgrammes)


What we believe in

We believe in the power of visual thinking to create meaningful impact.
We believe in visual storytelling to engage people.
We believe that visual communication is the bridge between complexity and simplicity.
We believe that visual language is natural to all of us.


Who we are

The Visual Lawyer is a global creative agency.

Our core team has academic backgrounds in law, economics, HR, communications, sociology, marketing and graphic design. We are bound together by entrepreneurship, nonconformism, curiosity and creativity. We go beyond the "traditional consultancy and advisory services". We are a team of doers. Collaboration and co-creation are more than buzzwords to us. We are used to working with in-house teams (e.g. legal, marketing, HR), as well as external business partners.

We work with game changers and innovators in the legal industry: law firms, legal departments, start-ups and other legal service providers.

We communicate visually in Dutch, English and French.

About Dominique

In a constantly evolving legal landscape, Dominique Meert has always been an early adopter. A non - conformist, curious by nature who likes to stay ahead of the curve. With a combined academic background in Economics and Law, and additional certificates in Business Design Thinking, Digital Strategy and Successful Innovation, it is no surprise that she loves to work in multidisciplinary fields.

As a legal information designer and visual strategist, Dominique will help you to communicate complex legal information in a visual way. She is a firm believer in visual thinking. As a trainer and consultant, she experiences daily how visual thinking improves communication and collaboration between legal professionals, their business partners and their clients. She can use visual thinking as a creative and innovative method to help you tackle and solve any business problem.

Prior to founding The Visual Lawyer, Dominique worked for about 13 years in law firms as a lawyer, knowledge officer and manager, as well as marketing and business development manager. Before that, she was involved in private equity and she gained thorough financial insight in a banking environment.

Dominique is also the founder of 2KnowHow2, which helps legal service providers optimise the use of their knowledge to deliver smarter services and products to internal and external clients. Is there a link between that company and this one? Yes, there is. The common objective that bridges their activities is "helping you get the most out of the knowledge that you produce". 2KnowHow2 works around four building blocks to achieve this: content, processes, technology and people. The Visual Lawyer exclusively focuses on the delivery of your legal content and connecting the dots between what is traditionally called knowledge management, marketing and business development. Both companies combine visual thinking with different methods and tools from various disciplines to boost creative problem solving.

About Martine

Martine Vanremoortele has long been at the forefront of creating impact through visual thinking and doing. At the time when she decided to become a graphic facilitator, visual storytelling hardly existed in Europe. Martine was and still is a pioneer. Trained in Victoria BC, Canada, she went on to train the first visual facilitators in Dubai. Martine has more than 10 years experience in this field.

As an expert graphic facilitator and visual strategist, Martine seamlessly combines expert listening, visual thinking and drawing. Driven by her creativity and curiosity, she is always looking for new ways to help her clients tackle their business challenges through visual storytelling. Martine also loves to train and coach people. With her warm and outgoing personality, she makes even the firm "I cannot draw" believers enthusiastic.

Martine is a certified expert facilitator, NLP and transpersonal coach. She has been a marketing, communications and quality management professional for 15 years and holds academic degrees in Press and Communication, Marketing and Sociology.

Having facilitated hundreds of events and meetings in diverse industries around the world, and having trained hundreds of people, Martine is looking forward to bringing more colour to your events, meetings and training courses.

About Axelle

"The more challenging, the more exciting" is the credo by which Axelle Vanquaillie translates your ideas, strategies and much more into inspiring visuals to actively engage and empower people. In a world of information overload, Axelle will keep you focused. With constant enthusiasm she listens, captures, processes and visualises your key points on the fly.

Axelle had been an HR and communications entrepreneur for 10 years when she discovered the power of (live) visual storytelling. Since that day, she has combined her passion for drawing with her skills as a visual facilitator, graphic recorder, trainer and coach. Axelle has an academic background in HR, Communications and Graphic Design.

Helping teams learn and grow, deepening idea development, building shared understanding, creating better business outcomes using visual thinking, are just some of the challenges in which she finds her joy every day.

Over recent years, Axelle has been travelling around the world to contribute to the success of events, meetings and training courses through visual thinking and doing. Axelle is looking forward to letting you experience the power of visual storytelling and to teaching you the ins and outs of visual thinking.

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