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How to

bridge the gap between citizens and social legal professionals?

Amsterdam has a vast network of social counsellors, legal desks, legal stores, neighbourhood teams, legal consultation hours and other (informal) legal aid providers. But citizens have a hard time finding the right desk. This project aims to close the gap between citizens and legal professionals.

This Amsterdam map is the first in the Netherlands to look specifically at the network of (social) legal aid providers. The map makes it easy for citizens and legal aid providers to search by type of aid provider or type of legal problem. We also keep the latest contact information of the legal aid providers on this map, and we add new providers as soon as they become known to us.

Check out the website here (Dutch only).

The social legal map of Amsterdam is an initiative of the Amsterdam Law Hub at the University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with Patroon Legal Design. This map was developed thanks to a grant from the Legal Aid Board (Raad voor Rechtsbijstand). 

More info about this project can be found here.

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“Telling our story in the clearest possible way”

The team of Patroon Legal Design has been of tremendous help to us in the preparation for a court hearing. We needed to guide the court through very complicated calculations. Their designs were very helpful to tell our story in the clearest possible way. Above all, the team was a joy to work with.
What makes Patroon Legal Design stand out is that they know the pressure and unpredictability of the legal practice and adapt their own schedule to accommodate our timetable.

Charlotte Spierings
Lawyer at Clifford Chance
Clifford Chance.

“Visuals make a difference”

‘I always notice how visuals make a difference during litigation. The judges are often really enthusiastic if they are presented with a visual overview of a complex case. They often use these visuals as starting point during court hearing to ask questions and to arrange arguments.’

Roelien van den Berg
Lawyer at SSHJ Advocaten
SSHJ.

“Making complex matter comprehensible”

‘Thanks to legal design we make complex matter comprehensible. They show again and again that a contract does not have to be boring. By moving away from the current practices, legal agreements become more understandable. That is the ultimate goal: understanding each other and writing that down as simple as possible.’

Hans Maltha
CEO of Burst Digital
Burst.
Freshfields.
Clifford Chance.
Ars Aequi.
De Roos Advocaten.
Van Doorne.
Albert Heijn.
Brinkhof.
PostNL.
HSBC.
Freshfields.
Clifford Chance.
De Roos Advocaten.
Van Doorne.
Albert Heijn.
Brinkhof.
PostNL.
HSBC.

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