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
During National Pro Bono Week, access to justice should be at the centre of the agenda. Access has to mean openness that ensures more people are able to understand and secure their legal rights. It goes to the root of pro bono, stemming from the Latin pro bono publico: for the public good. And the public need to know what the law is, and how they can determine their entitlements, so that power cannot be exercised in an arbitrary way. That is the rule of law. READ MORE
The Russian culture minister’s dismissal of comic books as “for those who can’t read well” has sparked a backlash from fans but also boosted sales of the genre, according to one publisher. The minister, Vladimir Medinsky, told an audience at the Moscow international book fair that comics are “like chewing gum, it’s not food”. “Comic books are aimed at children who are only learning to read,” he added. “I think it’s pathetic for adults to read comic books.” READ MORE