• About Us

The Law & Design CoLab develops community-driven projects that promote design thinking, cross-sector collaboration, and innovation in Ontario’s justice sector.

We are a volunteer-run organization based in Toronto composed of professionals in UX/UI, graphic design, marketing, web development, law and public policy.

We collaborate with community stakeholders to amplify the impact of existing legal information products that have already been validated through extensive research and consultation.

Our projects emphasize user-centred design, iterative prototyping, user testing and openly sharing our work processes and outcomes.

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  • Our Story

Inspired by the success of groups like the Stanford Legal Design Lab, the UK Ministry of Justice Digital & Technology Group, and the Simplification Centre, we are exploring the potential in Ontario’s justice sector for this kind of interdisciplinary project-based work.

Here’s an interactive map of the kinds of projects we’re interested in pursuing.

Check out our Projects page to learn more about our past and current work.

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  • How We Work

Learn together:

  • have in-depth conversations legal experts, frontline workers, and community members
  • develop a solid understanding of perspectives and challenges
  • explore the potential of cross-sector collaboration and user-centered design

Build together:

  • co-vision and scope projects
  • explore innovative solutions
  • design, build, test, and improve

Our team meets weekly at Civic Tech Toronto and at the Centre for Social Innovation.

We are always looking for volunteers and collaborators to contribute their energy, expertise and fresh perspectives to help improve access to justice in Ontario. Interested in joining us? Get in touch.