How can we improve people’s access to justice?

Stanford Legal Design Lab runs ongoing research, workshops, classes, and tech development on Justice Innovation. Here we spotlight our top priorities for courts, legal aid groups, foundations, and others interested in making the justice system work better for people.  

 

 





Visual Guides to Legal Process

Give people a birds-eye view of what to do when appearing before a traffic court — and how to request relief from fines and fees.

The Legal Design Lab team created these open-source designs in our classes and now makes them widely available for replication and reuse. For example, we made these Traffic Court visuals in Design For Justice: Traffic Court, with our partners East Bay Community Law Center and NLADA. The visual designs for posters and handouts have been piloted in Alameda County, California. They were particularly created for courts that have recently introduced ‘Ability to Pay’ procedures.

If you would like to adapt these to your court or clinic, to help litigants understand their pleading options and how to request ‘Ability to Pay’ evaluation, please write to us. We will be happy to help you adapt these flowcharts and visuals to your context.


 


How can we make the legal system more accessible, user-friendly & just?

Welcome to Stanford Legal Design Lab’s Justice Innovation site, a clearinghouse of projects, ideas, and research for making a user-centered legal system.

We bring the best current projects and future ideas together to identify how we can get to 100% Access to Justice.

Our goal is to spotlight affordable, scalable, meaningful new projects that courts, clinics, startups, and others can deploy.



This is a project of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford Law School.

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