⚡️Let’s ignite the creative spark with Legal Creatives Masterclass

Apr 18, 2019

By Tessa Manuello
Founder Legal Creatives 

Are you a senior lawyer, legal counsel, strategist, innovation manager, consultant or entrepreneur looking to design new legal business models, value propositions and customer experiences? Then join me in a city near you for a Masterclass! 

1. Why participate? 

Through our online and in-person training programs,  lawyers from more than 50 countries around the world got to use our tools to capture and generate value, create better legal products and experiences, and to start to grow exponentially. And so now you can learn this in just one day, in this hands-on masterclass! 

2. What will you get?

You will acquire the necessary tools to ...

  • Map a strategic positioning
  • Sketch value propositions
  • Create new service models
  • Improve the attractiveness of legal offers
  • Prototype innovative products and services
  • Learn the power of the next generation branding

3. Who should be present?

  • Partners,...
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🤯 From Mundane to Mind-Blowing: How Creativity Is Reshaping The Law

Apr 17, 2019

by Tessa Manuello
Legal Creatives Founder

Remember Ripley, the fictional character and the protagonist of the Alien film series played by American actress Sigourney Weaver, inside a robotic exoskeleton to battle the Alien creature? That was a creative concept, 30 years ago, pure science fiction, and yet now it’s becoming fact.  


In this era when tech innovation is transforming every industry, we in the law industry have to recognize that we have an incredible amount of work to do to catch up. To achieve mind blow innovations, the digital transformation should speed up exponentially, the technological adoption rate should increase dramatically, and customer experience should be placed at the center of all innovations.

The world is changing at an accelerating pace, and yet the incremental innovations we see in law will not suffice to create the change expected...

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🚀 How to make Legal Design Sprints & Workshops Both Productive and Fun

Apr 05, 2019

By Tessa Manuello

What are design sprint workshops? How can these hands-on workshops help lawyers? When is the right time to schedule one at a Law firm? These are questions I receive all the time when it comes to Legal Design Sprints and Workshops. So I decided to outline the guidelines I recommend to make Sprints and Workshops both fun and productive.

To illustrate the guidelines, I will use as an example the fastest Design Sprint Workshop I conducted in just 90 minutes (add an extra 30 minutes for presentations), at the Legaltech Fest MX organized by Legal Hackers Monterrey (Mexico) to develop new legal service delivery models. 

 Facilitating a 90-minute Legal Design Sprint at the Legaltech Fest MX in Monterrey, Mexico.

To produce the best possible results in the shortest time possible, I highly recommend three guiding principles for any Design Sprint Workshop. 

1. Make the purpose of the workshop clear

This is...

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🎧 Explore what it means to be a lawyer and law firm of the future (podcast inside)

Apr 04, 2019

We’re excited to present you the new Podcast we are co-producing with Futurelab.legal, as a platform designed to explore what it means to be a lawyer and law firm of the future.

Discover The Future of Law Podcast, as Quddus Pourshafie from Futurelab.legal and Tessa Manuello from legal Creatives are bringing you a platform to explore what the future holds for the legal industry.

In the last episode, your hosts talk about an unusual topic that will leave you inspired and energized, and certainly more creative, as they discuss Beauty and the Law. Listen to the episode to discover why beauty matters for the future of the law, and how to make the legal documents, services, and products, more attractive, through the power of beauty.

It's time to think about how we can make legal services more beautiful. Why making legal services more beautiful, you may ask? As individuals, we are all attracted to beauty. We are all attracted to things and people that are...

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📕Upcoming Book: Creativity is The New Law by Tessa Manuello

Mar 29, 2019

We’re excited to announce that we’re working on an upcoming book entitled Creativity is The New Law (working title), as the beginning of a sequel to Legal Creativity and Design. 

Take a look at what our new book will offer, and sign-up to be notified as we get closer to publishing in 2020.

Creativity as the new law will help take the fear out of innovation by uncovering how to:

  • Map your strategic positioning and sketch value propositions.
  • Create new service models and attractive products for clients.
  • Prototype innovative products or services and outlining a customer-centric development plan.

This book aims to be a reference to help lawyers, law firms and startup founders increase the desirability of legal services and products they offer by enhancing their imagination and design abilities to better reduce the risk of wasting time and money with products or services that nobody wants and...

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⏱ When a Design Sprint class shows you the reality about contracts.

Mar 21, 2019

By Milene Amoriello Spolador, Tax and business lawyer | Legal Designer |Design thinker (Brazil)

Last month I had the last class of a Design Sprint course I did here in Curitiba - and I have to say that it was a day when I heard truths.

In the last hours of the course our teacher asked us to suggest a theme so she could show us some facilitation techniques. I was the only lawyer in the class, so I put the subject contracts on the table and to my surprise it was accepted. So the following question was written in yellow letters on the board:

How to improve the experience with contracts?

And was at this time, dear reader, that the truth came forth as clear as the sun.

The group was made up of people of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds: designers, entrepreneurs, developers, directors of technology companies, photographers, people planning, post-sales, service, ie people involved with contracts of the most diverse forms, but all with very similar pains in relation to the...

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🔍 Visualization can improve communication & organizational effectiveness. Here's how!

Mar 06, 2019

Tessa's here! At Legal Creatives, what matters the most is your success! And to help you achieve that, we have a wide range of strategies we brought from the science of creativity and design that we have translated in a legal context, so you can get maximum success using them.

Today I'd like to tell you about the untapped potential of visualization. Did you know about the power of visualization? You can learn how to use visualization to achieve 3 purposes at your law firm, your legal department, and your startup:

  • Use image design to develop an innovative approach to lawyering using preventive/proactive law to better respond to business needs;
  • Use language design to improve the effectiveness of your communication to grow your client base and your reach;
  • Use visuals and to enhance organizational efficiency and improve performance.

And this month, all our teachings are made to help our...

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📣We want to hear your story! Here's ours (read inside)

Mar 04, 2019

Tessa's here! By now you should know what we do at Legal Creatives, but do you know why we do what we do? So let me share my story with you. I will also share 3 lessons from my creative journey. And then if you feel inspired to share your story, I would absolutely love to know your story too.

First lesson: Don’t aim to be the best, be different, be yourself. 

In life, sometimes we don’t know which direction to take and for lack of better ideas, we take the path that is offered to us. Like you, I blended in the mold of a traditional law career. Until I decided it was time to create my own mold. And to create one for all of us that seek a new approach, with Legal Creatives.

See, 3 years ago, I was at a crossroads, torn between a traditional legal career and an innovative one. My research on creativity in the law was said to be very promising, and yet I was scared to leave the traditional path. Taking one step...

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🔑 The key to creativity for lawyers (free canvas inside)

Feb 08, 2019

Great innovators are not born, they are created. The key is to master both the creative process and skills. Ready to tap into your creative potential? Download your free canvas now.

And though you might not be entirely thrilled with your creative skills today... many lawyers are a part of Legal Creatives community because they are seriously considering applying creativity in your work. And they are eager to learn from us to get past the belief that “I'm not so creative".

Tapping into your creative potential can be easier than you think. See, by using a structured creative process, you are more likely to get results. And it can lead you to major breakthroughs.

Just like Sarah, a construction lawyer from the UK who is making her contracts in less than 500 words, using visuals and plain language.

And Milene, a tax and business lawyer from Brazil who is now using creativity to bring the legal service closer to her customers, positioning herself as a true partner of...

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Legal Creatives on tour in the Americas and Europe.

Dec 01, 2018
10 days, 3 speechs, 2 sprints, 1 retreat over the Americas and Europe. Watch this video below to get the highlights of the tour and join the Academy now.
Thanks to everybody who has made this possible. In chronological order Gemma Juárez Abella and Legal Hackers Monterrey with Caitlin (Cat) Moon, MA JD, thanks to Sally Hughes and Tim Cummins for having me at the IACCM Conference of the Americas together with Astrid Kohlmeier, and thanks Tamay Schimang for having me at the Legal Design Retreat in Frankfurt.

Interested in hosting an event?

Hosting a Legal Creatives event, such as a talk or workshop, is a unique opportunity for you to make both contract and legal experiences more engaging, satisfying and outstanding. 

Reach out to Tessa now to discuss opportunities.

 Thanks to all participants, it’s incredible what we achieved together. And it's just the beginning!  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,...
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