Family Law Portal

Separation is a difficult and stressful time. The Family Law Portal’s goal is to help inform and guide individuals along the separation journey which will help focus time, energy and resources on the issues and decisions that matter most to them.

The Opportunity

The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) at Ryerson University has launched a Global Family Justice Initiative (GFJI) with a mission to help separating families get the justice they need in the way they need it – faster, simpler, and more affordable. As part of this initiative, a Family Reform Community Collaboration formed with over 200 members over a four month period to develop product solution concepts.

The Family Law Portal was conceptualized as a tool to empower people going through a separation to get free access to their legal rights. You X Ventures was engaged to solution and design a user friendly product experience for The Family Law Portal.

Our Approach

You X Ventures worked closely with key stakeholders at LIZ to co-define the long term OKR’s for the initiative prior to auditing the existing wireframes and product architecture challenges and opportunities. We then worked through an iterative design process that included prototyping and primary research before developing a design system and brand for The Family Law Portal.

We worked collaboratively with backend partners Neota Logic throughout as we were tasked with the frontend development of the portal.

Project Status

The Portal is now going through rigorous testing with the Legal Innovation Zone’s network of collaborative family law experts who will be advising on any final edits/enhancements prior to placing official product launch efforts into action. The Product is set for an Ontario specific launch in 2019.

Elizabeth Peterson
Family Law Portal
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