Legal Innovation

Plain Language and Government Contracts

By Verity Checklist / April 1, 2019

Dealing with a tricky government contract you want to simplify? Government lawyers pushing back on your updates to their agreement? Whilst the preferred term is Plain Language (because it’s more inclusive)…the Office of Parliamentary Counsel’s Plain English Manual is filled with gems on explaining terms to clients, phrases to avoid with examples on clear writing,

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How to Build a Winning Business Case for Legal Innovation

By Verity Checklist / February 4, 2019

Creating a business case for legal innovation can be a major stumbling block for many legal professionals. In fact, it’s the one step of the legal innovation process that causes most people to come unstuck, not because it’s particularly difficult or time consuming, it’s a problem of translation. “Assume no one has time and no

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Legal Innovation on a shoestring: How to innovate on a budget

By Verity Checklist / August 5, 2018

Legal teams must cut costs. But how can you innovate with no time and no money? In this article, I share some ideas and tips on how to innovate your legal work with little to no extra funding. The article originally appeared in The Australian Corporate Lawyer, Volume 28, Issue 2 (Winter 2018). This post has all

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