This page presents standards, stylesheets, and assets for you to use in order to improve the design of your online legal help materials.
This high-level guide to good legal design presents a checklist for 4 areas to improve the design of your site:
- Focusing On Your Users, and understanding how to design your site to fit their needs and preferences
- Compose Your Content + Structure with Simplicity & Supportive Guidance, to make sure that your website presents information with clear hierarchy and stages, with consistent and familiar language, and dominant-flow pathways for people to follow
- Provide Rich, Clear Interactions, that let your users feel progress, with limited navigation and choices, and with multiple modes to get tasks done
- Make Content User-Friendly, in mobile-friendly formats, with clear relationships, strong visuals, plain language, and short snippets
2. Use these Legal Icons and Images
We have created original legal help icons to represent different issues, process, navigation, organizations, and miscellaneous topics that anyone can download/copy and use freely on their digital designs.
In addition, we have collected photographs of people using the legal system, to do self-help tasks. These images can be used in online guides and other digital tools to illustrate what it looks like to be a user in the legal system.
3. Apply this Stylesheet
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This stylesheet will give you standardized, vetted design elements to implement on your site.