Guides for Legal Help Websites

Use these structured guides and assessment tools to continue work on improving your legal help websites.

https://designsystem.digital.gov/

Design System

The federal government’s design group USDS has a comprehensive Design System that shows civic agencies how to lay out their website in clear, usable ways. It includes specific rules, components, and code to use.

Deep-dive assessment

The Legal Services Corporation has an extensive assessment & recommendations report from 2017, of legal help websites.

Design Testing & Strategies

The Michigan Advocacy Project & Graphic Advocacy Project have a guide to using legal design strategies to improve your legal technology efforts.