A Values-Based Approach to Contracts
How cool would it be to write contracts that clients easily understand and love reading
—and that you love co-creating?
Sometimes called collaborative contracts or by the brand name of Conscious Contracts (R), these contracts grow from a relational foundation that makes the agreement more sustainable and agile. Already being used in several countries to form leases, shareholder agreements, partnerships, and employment agreements, this model offers a paradigm shift to how we approach the contracts process. Instead of starting with the negotiation of deal points within an inherently adversarial model, value-based contracts use a client-centred design focused on the relationship between the parties and why they are choosing to sign an agreement together. With a plain-language approach that sets out clear expectations, roles, and personal accountability, values-based contracts result in greater buy-in, follow-through, and reduce the risk of litigation. Learn to have more fun with contracts and how legal design, visual graphics, and comic contracts intersect with this movement toward user-friendly values-based agreements!
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J. Kim Wright
As a legal systems entrepreneur, J. Kim Wright has a lot of roles and job descriptions. Overall, she is about transforming systems, ideas, approaches, locations, and habits in the legal system. She is a connector of cutting-edge lawyers, like-minded professionals, and communities. She creates books, courses, articles, conferences, new approaches, and organizations. She innovates in a legal system which serves lawyers, their clients, and the planet. She teaches lawyers, law students, and entrepreneurs. She is a coach and trusted advisor to clients who are changemakers. After a dozen years of being a nomad, bringing change, connection, and humanistic innovations on six continents, she is one of the space-holders of the integrative law movement.
Jacqueline Horani helps organizations and entrepreneurs develop sustainable communities that are transforming our experiences of 'work'. A lawyer, entrepreneur, and consultant, Jacqueline is passionate about plain language documents, values-based practices, and Access to Justice (her services are on a sliding fee scale). As an active public speaker and teacher, she empowers individuals by bringing clarity to the fundamentals of law, business, and collaboration.
Her vision is a world where people experience authentic fulfilled lives; where work no longer means dutiful drudgery, but instead is a joyful and meaningful co-intrinsic part of life! Through relationship-focused solutions that aim to reduce future legal costs, and the use of collaborative client teams, Jacqueline helps to create alignment between her clients’ efforts and their vision of an authentic fulfilled life. Licensed to practice law in New York and Nebraska, USA, she teaches and consults on matters around the world.
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