Legal Design

In Contract Drafting, Design Is the Third of Three Stages

Today I noticed this post on LinkedIn, by Marty Finestone. Among other activities, he’s a legal designer. (Hi, Marty.) Because what I have to say would exceed LinkedIn’s character limit for comments, I permit myself a low-key comment by means of this post. Marty’s post features a photo with the slogan “Contracts shouldn’t be designed for lawyers.” I suggest it … Read More

Cartoon Contracts? Yeah But

Let me get one thing out of the way: ** I’m not against “legal design.” ** Instead, the issue I have with legal design is that in my experience, enthusiasm for legal design tends to be inversely proportional to command of legal prose. Which brings us to cartoon contracts, more specifically this week’s article in the Wall Street Journal entitled … Read More