We enter into contracts all the time, often without knowing it. When we buy a bus ticket, subscribe to free Wi-Fi, or when we shop online. However, most people will admit to not taking the time to read the fine print, which is often detailed and difficult to understand. Have a look at how our colleague, Prof. Camilla Anderson at the Law School, University of Western Australia have found an alternative to navigating through paragraphs of legalese, which has started an exciting visual direction for legal contracts. READ MORE
Join us from the 13th to the 15th of October at the Access for All: Plain Language is a Civil Right virtual conference where Robert will be a keynote speaker. This is a virtual conference dedicated to using plain language to break down barriers in society. We will explore five stories or themes that show how plain language can increase access, justice, and transparency for all. Get your tickets here: https://www.accessforallconference.com/
The Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre is located in the Brisbane courts of law in Queensland Australia. They recently held a Graphic Justice exhibition, which featured a number of projects, including comic contracts while highlighting local and overseas work. READ MORE
As accessibility becomes a key element in legal innovation, it is imperative we leverage new mediums to re-think the way we offer legal services. Throughout history, written text has been the lingua franca of the law. However, moving forward, we must engage with new mediums to rethink the way we offer legal services. READ MORE
A lawyer who really wants to be understood by his clients no longer uses Jip and Janneke language, but Suske en Wiske drawings. South African lawyer Robert de Rooy came up with comic strips for illiterate compatriots, and is working on a wider application of these comic contracts – READ MORE
Just over a year ago, we were part of an amazing project with the Sustainability Institute. Their primary school, Lynedoch Children’s House was in need of way to improve the relationship between the school and their students’ parents. We recently received some amazing feedback after a year of using these contracts. You can also find the contract that we created in our examples section.
Check out the full report: LCH Comic Contracts Feedback Report