Comic Contracts in the News

Comic Contracts in the News

News articles about Comic Contracts provided by fellow collegues, news agencies and justice innovation systems, as well as interviews with and about our founder, Robert de Rooy.
News articles about Comic Contracts provided by fellow collegues, news agencies and justice innovation systems, as well as interviews with and about our founder, Robert de Rooy.

South African berry and citrus farms introduce Creative Contracts

20 September 2018

Creative Contracts is a Cape Town-based firm that serves the relationship between the employer and employee on a growing number of South African citrus, berry and vegetable farms, where the temporary labour force is often vulnerable and semi-literate. READ MORE

South African berry and citrus farms introduce Creative Contracts

20 September 2018

Creative Contracts is a Cape Town-based firm that serves the relationship between the employer and employee on a growing number of South African citrus, berry and vegetable farms, where the temporary labour force is often vulnerable and semi-literate. READ MORE

Comic Contracts: Everyone can understand them

17 September 2018

Here’s an attorney’s story of how he developed visual contracts that everyone can read — including people that are illiterate! READ MORE

Comic Contracts: Everyone can understand them

17 September 2018

Here’s an attorney’s story of how he developed visual contracts that everyone can read — including people that are illiterate! READ MORE

Draw me a contract

28 August 2018

Pravo.ru, a Russian publication, speaks about what Comic Contracts are all about and who thought of the idea. READ MORE

Draw me a contract

28 August 2018

Pravo.ru, a Russian publication, speaks about what Comic Contracts are all about and who thought of the idea. READ MORE

How contracts drawn up as comic strips are being put to use in South Africa

8 August 2018

Comic contracts were developed by attorney Robert de Rooy in South Africa, with the world’s first comic contract being his employment contract for fruit pickers on farms in the Western Cape province, produced in 2016. READ MORE

How contracts drawn up as comic strips are being put to use in South Africa

8 August 2018

Comic contracts were developed by attorney Robert de Rooy in South Africa, with the world’s first comic contract being his employment contract for fruit pickers on farms in the Western Cape province, produced in 2016. READ MORE

Comic Contracts for Sustainable Agriculture in South Africa (SIZA)

25 July 2018

In partnership with the Wine and and Agricultural Ethical Trading Association (WIETA), SIZA introduced Comic Contracts into various workforces. READ MORE

Comic Contracts for Sustainable Agriculture in South Africa (SIZA)

25 July 2018

In partnership with the Wine and and Agricultural Ethical Trading Association (WIETA), SIZA introduced Comic Contracts into various workforces. READ MORE

When a picture really is 1000 words - the "comic contract" movement

10 May 2018

In an age when the most popular form of communication is limited to 280 characters, it is unsurprising that the public’s tolerance for dense, overly complex legal contracts is in decline. It now appears that the process of simplification that began with the “plain English drafting” ethos is about to take the next step, with the rise of the visual narrative contract, or “comic contract.” READ MORE

When a picture really is 1000 words - the "comic contract" movement

10 May 2018

In an age when the most popular form of communication is limited to 280 characters, it is unsurprising that the public’s tolerance for dense, overly complex legal contracts is in decline. It now appears that the process of simplification that began with the “plain English drafting” ethos is about to take the next step, with the rise of the visual narrative contract, or “comic contract.” READ MORE

'Comic' employment contracts won't save the day... yet

10 May 2018

So-called ‘comic’ employment contracts replacing dense legalese with images have been coolly received by both the peak employer and employee bodies, each expressing a preference for the power of words when it comes to interpretation and enforcement. READ MORE

'Comic' employment contracts won't save the day... yet

10 May 2018

So-called ‘comic’ employment contracts replacing dense legalese with images have been coolly received by both the peak employer and employee bodies, each expressing a preference for the power of words when it comes to interpretation and enforcement. READ MORE

RGPD: The legal design at the heart of the protection of personal data in Europe

6 April 2018

Plusieurs lois et règlements exigent clarté, simplicité et concision. Pensons au Plain Writing Act aux États-Unis et aux différentes exigences de cette nature prévues dans la règlementation québécoise. READ MORE

RGPD: The legal design at the heart of the protection of personal data in Europe

6 April 2018

Plusieurs lois et règlements exigent clarté, simplicité et concision. Pensons au Plain Writing Act aux États-Unis et aux différentes exigences de cette nature prévues dans la règlementation québécoise. READ MORE

A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words

4 April 2018

“Contract.” What images are conjured for you by the word? For most people, a contract is a long written document with a lot of information no one understands. At least that was true for me in my early years as a lawyer and for most of my life as a consumer. READ MORE

A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words

4 April 2018

“Contract.” What images are conjured for you by the word? For most people, a contract is a long written document with a lot of information no one understands. At least that was true for me in my early years as a lawyer and for most of my life as a consumer. READ MORE

Bildsprache statt Buchstabendreher

6 August 2017

The news of Creative Contracts has spread far and wide as Germany. Luxemburger Wort is a German language Luxembourgish daily newspaper, which has featured Creative Contracts. READ MORE

Bildsprache statt Buchstabendreher

6 August 2017

The news of Creative Contracts has spread far and wide as Germany. Luxemburger Wort is a German language Luxembourgish daily newspaper, which has featured Creative Contracts. READ MORE

Law Society of Ireland Gazette

16 February 2018

Haapio’s research focuses on ways to transform contracts from legal instruments into valuable business tools. Based in Helsinki, she consults worldwide, promoting the use of visualisation as a non-binding aid in understanding the text of an agreement. READ MORE

Law Society of Ireland Gazette

16 February 2018

Haapio’s research focuses on ways to transform contracts from legal instruments into valuable business tools. Based in Helsinki, she consults worldwide, promoting the use of visualisation as a non-binding aid in understanding the text of an agreement. READ MORE

Comic contracts and other ways to make the law understandable

19 January 2018

Robert de Rooy has created comic book contracts for fruit pickers, many of whom are largely illiterate. These contracts have led to easier on-boarding, better dispute prevention and a much friendlier employee relationship. READ MORE

Comic contracts and other ways to make the law understandable

19 January 2018

Robert de Rooy has created comic book contracts for fruit pickers, many of whom are largely illiterate. These contracts have led to easier on-boarding, better dispute prevention and a much friendlier employee relationship. READ MORE

Comic contracts: the writing's on the wall

16 November 2017

Against the background of an increasingly complex and competitive contract management environment, one innovative local project is looking to simplify contracts: South Africa attorney Robert de Rooy has developed – and since implemented – the world’s first illustrated contracts. These legal documents aren’t just accompanied by or supplemented with illustrations or comics to aid understanding; the comic is the contract. READ MORE

Comic contracts: the writing's on the wall

16 November 2017

Against the background of an increasingly complex and competitive contract management environment, one innovative local project is looking to simplify contracts: South Africa attorney Robert de Rooy has developed – and since implemented – the world’s first illustrated contracts. These legal documents aren’t just accompanied by or supplemented with illustrations or comics to aid understanding; the comic is the contract. READ MORE

World's first cartoon contract

3 November 2017

The suppliers of Clemengold mandarins have put their contract for fruit pickers into comic book format, designed by South African lawyer Robert de Rooy. READ MORE

World's first cartoon contract

3 November 2017

The suppliers of Clemengold mandarins have put their contract for fruit pickers into comic book format, designed by South African lawyer Robert de Rooy. READ MORE

Cartoon Contracts? Welcome to the wild world of legal information design

18 October 2017

There’s an emerging discipline called contract design. Where smart people like Stefania Passera in Finland and Rob de Rooy in Cape Town, have been building contracts using drawings, and even cartoons. READ MORE

Cartoon Contracts? Welcome to the wild world of legal information design

18 October 2017

There’s an emerging discipline called contract design. Where smart people like Stefania Passera in Finland and Rob de Rooy in Cape Town, have been building contracts using drawings, and even cartoons. READ MORE

Contract Simplification: the why and the how

24 July 2017

Now that new contract management technology is demanding clarity, structure and contracts that can actually be read, could the days of voluminous small print be over? Find out about Next Generation contracts, and how to get started. Dr Rob Waller, Director of the Simplification Centre, and President Elect of the International Institute for Information Design. READ MORE

Contract Simplification: the why and the how

24 July 2017

Now that new contract management technology is demanding clarity, structure and contracts that can actually be read, could the days of voluminous small print be over? Find out about Next Generation contracts, and how to get started. Dr Rob Waller, Director of the Simplification Centre, and President Elect of the International Institute for Information Design. READ MORE

Compliance reimagining favours comic strip style

21 July 2017

As the compliance requirements in major projects can cause “a big rabbit hole” of complicated and congested information, a reimagining of the way things are done should be pursued, suggests global consulting engineering expert Aurecon major projects global director John Callaghan. READ MORE

Compliance reimagining favours comic strip style

21 July 2017

As the compliance requirements in major projects can cause “a big rabbit hole” of complicated and congested information, a reimagining of the way things are done should be pursued, suggests global consulting engineering expert Aurecon major projects global director John Callaghan. READ MORE

Graphic Contracts

2 July 2017

Camilla Anderson presents a talk on Contract law, encouraging the profession to “think outside the box”. WATCH VIDEO

Graphic Contracts

2 July 2017

Camilla Anderson presents a talk on Contract law, encouraging the profession to “think outside the box”. WATCH VIDEO

What do comic books and compliance have in common?

20 July 2017

Lawyer Robert de Rooy, who recently worked with artists to reduce the South African Employment Law contract to cartoons and used the cartoon concept to support 650+ contracts for fruit pickers reports that this approach saw the onboarding of employees reduced from 4 hours to 45 minutes and conflicts at the end of the season to zero. READ MORE.

What do comic books and compliance have in common?

20 July 2017

Lawyer Robert de Rooy, who recently worked with artists to reduce the South African Employment Law contract to cartoons and used the cartoon concept to support 650+ contracts for fruit pickers reports that this approach saw the onboarding of employees reduced from 4 hours to 45 minutes and conflicts at the end of the season to zero. READ MORE.

The Power of Visual Communication

April 2017

In a world where attention spans are short and time constrained, are we missing an opportunity to engage our audiences more quickly, effectively and emotionally? READ MORE

The Power of Visual Communication

April 2017

In a world where attention spans are short and time constrained, are we missing an opportunity to engage our audiences more quickly, effectively and emotionally? READ MORE

Comic Contracts: A Novel Approach to Contract Clarity And Accessibility

14 February 2017

Beware the fine print is the oft-repeated expression heard in almost any deal or contract negotiation. It’s good advice that too often is ignored in daily life and job situations—especially among those segments of the population that may not have excellent English language skills, or for that matter, anyone without experience with the often-impenetrable legalese featured in contracts. READ MORE

Comic Contracts: A Novel Approach to Contract Clarity And Accessibility

14 February 2017

Beware the fine print is the oft-repeated expression heard in almost any deal or contract negotiation. It’s good advice that too often is ignored in daily life and job situations—especially among those segments of the population that may not have excellent English language skills, or for that matter, anyone without experience with the often-impenetrable legalese featured in contracts. READ MORE

ClemenGold pickers sign the world’s first Comic Contracts

7 December 2016

Exploring innovative ways in which to make contracts easier to understand for farm workers, Indigo Fruit Growers who produce, pack and supply Clemengold™ mandarins to the local and international market, is championing change in the industry by offering their fruit picking employees the world’s first Comic Contracts. READ MORE

ClemenGold pickers sign the world’s first Comic Contracts

7 December 2016

Exploring innovative ways in which to make contracts easier to understand for farm workers, Indigo Fruit Growers who produce, pack and supply Clemengold™ mandarins to the local and international market, is championing change in the industry by offering their fruit picking employees the world’s first Comic Contracts. READ MORE

A Contract in Pictures

8 September 2016

Business owners often find it challenging to set up a contract for their employees. However, an often overlooked aspect is the difficulties that employees face when expected to decipher the legalities in the document that they are expected to sign. Through the creation of Comic Contracts®, Robert de Rooy, a South African lawyer based in Cape Town, has devised an innovative way to address these challenges and break down the communication barrier between lawyers and the less informed! READ MORE

A Contract in Pictures

8 September 2016

Business owners often find it challenging to set up a contract for their employees. However, an often overlooked aspect is the difficulties that employees face when expected to decipher the legalities in the document that they are expected to sign. Through the creation of Comic Contracts®, Robert de Rooy, a South African lawyer based in Cape Town, has devised an innovative way to address these challenges and break down the communication barrier between lawyers and the less informed! READ MORE

SA lawyer develops world's first illustrated contract for farmworkers

21 July 2016

Clemengold mandarin supplier and packer, Indigo Fruit Growers, has introduced a ‘picture’ contract to help fruit pickers better understand the terms of their employment contracts, thereby improving communication between farmworkers and their employers. READ MORE

SA lawyer develops world's first illustrated contract for farmworkers

21 July 2016

Clemengold mandarin supplier and packer, Indigo Fruit Growers, has introduced a ‘picture’ contract to help fruit pickers better understand the terms of their employment contracts, thereby improving communication between farmworkers and their employers. READ MORE

Could “Comic Contracts” help protect vulnerable workers?

18 July 2016

South African group Indigo Fruit Growers thinks they can. The company, which produces, packs and supplies ClemenGold mandarins to local and international markets, developed the concept in a bid to make contracts easier to understand for farmworkers. The registered idea Comic Contracts was originally put forward by Robert de Rooy, a South African lawyer based in Cape Town and legal counsel for ClemenGold for many years. READ MORE

Could “Comic Contracts” help protect vulnerable workers?

18 July 2016

South African group Indigo Fruit Growers thinks they can. The company, which produces, packs and supplies ClemenGold mandarins to local and international markets, developed the concept in a bid to make contracts easier to understand for farmworkers. The registered idea Comic Contracts was originally put forward by Robert de Rooy, a South African lawyer based in Cape Town and legal counsel for ClemenGold for many years. READ MORE

Comic Contracts to Keep Employers Honest

14 July 2016

Cape Town lawyer Robert de Rooy has developed the world’s first contract using pictures to help people better understand what they are signing. Comic Contracts uses visualisation, where the parties are represented by characters, and illustrations to explain the terms of the contract. READ MORE

Comic Contracts to Keep Employers Honest

14 July 2016

Cape Town lawyer Robert de Rooy has developed the world’s first contract using pictures to help people better understand what they are signing. Comic Contracts uses visualisation, where the parties are represented by characters, and illustrations to explain the terms of the contract. READ MORE

Rob de Rooy - Comic Contracts

2016

In Lawyers as Changemakers, Rob wrote about his work using visuals in contracts, Comic Contracts. READ MORE

Rob de Rooy - Comic Contracts

2016

In Lawyers as Changemakers, Rob wrote about his work using visuals in contracts, Comic Contracts. READ MORE

A picture paints a thousand (legal) words

2016

Cape Town lawyer and EMB A alumnus, Robert de Rooy, has pioneered the world’s first picture-based legal contract in a bid to enable greater legal literacy – especially among those who cannot read. READ MORE

A picture paints a thousand (legal) words

2016

Cape Town lawyer and EMB A alumnus, Robert de Rooy, has pioneered the world’s first picture-based legal contract in a bid to enable greater legal literacy – especially among those who cannot read. READ MORE