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Fundamentals of Legal Design

Get the skills to achieve better outcomes, improve services and product offerings, and better understand client and market need in the rapidly evolving legal industry.

Learn how to transform, develop and enhance existing processes, services and systems using design thinking tools and techniques.

The Fundamentals of Legal Design microcredential is the first of its kind in Australia and will provide you with fundamental knowledge, skills, tools and mindsets to develop and grow your legal design competency. You will learn what legal design is, the tools and methods to kick-start legal design in the workplace, how to use the legal design process to deliver value, and how to set the right metrics to measure and demonstrate the impact of legal design.

Legal Design is an emerging field in law focused on the application of design principles to:
•    Innovate
•    Create client-centric products and services; and
•    Solve complex legal problems

Designed and delivered by Meera Klemola, a globally recognised legal design expert, author and keynote speaker, the course comprises six online modules and practical activities that can be completed at your own pace. You'll hear case studies and tips from industry experts, including global law firms and organisations and have access to group check-in sessions with Meera, where you can ask questions, engage in discussion, and connect with fellow participants.

Upon completion you will qualify with a formally recognised Microcredential in Fundamentals of Legal Design from Bond University.

Master the skills, knowledge and mindsets of legal design

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Meet your course instructor

Meera Klemola

Meera Klemola is globally recognised as one of the leading experts in Legal Design and human skills for legal professionals and teams, and holds multidisciplinary qualifications in law, design management and business.

Dubbed by The Legal Forecast as one of the first ‘Legal Designers’ and the host of the world’s first Legal Design Summit, Meera has been a trusted advisor to multinational brands, legal innovation teams and top-tier law firms helping them tap into design as a strategic tool to modernise legal thinking, introduce collaborative ways of working and innovate new-to-market legal services and products.

Meera is the co-author of The Legal Design Book: Doing Law in the 21st Century one of the first publications in this field.  

Known for her fresh insights on the legal sector and where it’s going, Meera is a frequently requested keynote speaker and panel member at global conferences including Legal Geek (Europe’s largest legal tech conference), Daimler’s ‘Digital Life Day’, AltaCon (Australia’s largest legal tech conference) and Germany’s Brand & Design Congress. 

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  • This flexible course is designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule. There are six online modules that can be completed at anytime via our high-quality learner platform. To check your understanding of key concepts, the course includes quizzes and knowledge checks, and a final assessment – your own legal design project pitch.

    Upon successful completion you will qualify with a formally recognised Microcredential in Fundamentals of Legal Design from Bond University and certificate in recognition of your new competencies.

    Module 1 - Building Blocks of Legal Design: We begin our examination of legal design by establishing the key principles, mindsets and behaviours, which are required to successfully learn, adopt and use legal design. 

    Module 2 - What is Legal Design: To understand what legal design is, one must first understand design. We continue our examination of legal design by first diving deep into the essentials of design. We explore design holistically as a mindset, skillset and process. We then tie this holistic understanding of design into the context of law, to establish what is legal design.

    Module 3 - The Legal Design Process: We establish the key phases of the legal design process and how to execute legal design in practice using a variety of practical tools and methodologies that can be implemented immediately to solve complex problems, enhance cross-disciplinary collaboration and support innovation in your work.

    Module 4 - Change Management in Legal Design: It is well acknowledged that organisational outcomes are the collective result of individual change. Integrating legal design into legal teams and organisations often requires individual change across mindsets, processes, tools and systems. We investigate the common existing barriers faced and the supportive actions to strengthen legal design efforts and manage change towards a more design driven legal team and organisation.

    Module 5 -Legal Design in Practice: Hear case studies and tips from industry experts, including global law firms and organisations. Learn how these industry leaders have used legal design to innovate and better serve clients.  

    Module 6 -Data informed Legal Design: In this final module, we navigate the role of data and measuring the business value of legal design. We consider how to gather quality data and how to set objective, useful key performance indicators for legal design projects. We also look at ethical principles of legal design and the rise of dark patterns.

    Assessment: 
    - Online quizzes
    - Assignment: Your legal design project pitch

    Require an invoice for company payment? Email [email protected]

    Register now

  • This course is designed for legal professionals and law students with an interest to improve legal experiences, solve modern problems, proactively adapt to changing client needs, and bring an innovative mindset to their projects.

    Course prerequisites

    Learners should have knowledge of the law and legal practice.

  • Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

    • Recognise the fundamental principles of legal design 
    • Recall the key phases in the legal design process and how design methods are used to innovate 
    • Identify barriers and supportive actions to building a design-driven team
    • Select key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the value of a legal design project
    • Create your own legal design project pitch

    Upon successful completion you will qualify with a formally recognised Microcredential in Fundamentals of Legal Design from Bond University and certificate in recognition of your new competencies.

This flexible course is designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule. There are six online modules that can be completed at anytime via our high-quality learner platform. To check your understanding of key concepts, the course includes quizzes and knowledge checks, and a final assessment – your own legal design project pitch.

Upon successful completion you will qualify with a formally recognised Microcredential in Fundamentals of Legal Design from Bond University and certificate in recognition of your new competencies.

Module 1 - Building Blocks of Legal Design: We begin our examination of legal design by establishing the key principles, mindsets and behaviours, which are required to successfully learn, adopt and use legal design. 

Module 2 - What is Legal Design: To understand what legal design is, one must first understand design. We continue our examination of legal design by first diving deep into the essentials of design. We explore design holistically as a mindset, skillset and process. We then tie this holistic understanding of design into the context of law, to establish what is legal design.

Module 3 - The Legal Design Process: We establish the key phases of the legal design process and how to execute legal design in practice using a variety of practical tools and methodologies that can be implemented immediately to solve complex problems, enhance cross-disciplinary collaboration and support innovation in your work.

Module 4 - Change Management in Legal Design: It is well acknowledged that organisational outcomes are the collective result of individual change. Integrating legal design into legal teams and organisations often requires individual change across mindsets, processes, tools and systems. We investigate the common existing barriers faced and the supportive actions to strengthen legal design efforts and manage change towards a more design driven legal team and organisation.

Module 5 -Legal Design in Practice: Hear case studies and tips from industry experts, including global law firms and organisations. Learn how these industry leaders have used legal design to innovate and better serve clients.  

Module 6 -Data informed Legal Design: In this final module, we navigate the role of data and measuring the business value of legal design. We consider how to gather quality data and how to set objective, useful key performance indicators for legal design projects. We also look at ethical principles of legal design and the rise of dark patterns.

Assessment: 
- Online quizzes
- Assignment: Your legal design project pitch

Require an invoice for company payment? Email [email protected]

Register now

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If you have a question about the course, please email our team at [email protected].