Comic Book Contracts – Contracts are everywhere!

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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

The future of contract law is visual

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 Willy and Wanda and the Creative Contract

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

Feedback from Lynedoch Children’s House

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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[3]

A research group develops social welfare documents into comics

A research group at Tampere University is developing ways to transform social welfare documents into comics. The aim is to create legally binding comic-style documents. They have inspired their work from some of ours. Lack of clarity stops people from exercising their rights. This research project explores the possibility of using comic contracts in nordic countries through a pilot document on the supervised exchange of children.  READ MORE

The belonging project

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