In this episode no 8 I speak with Indian based lawyer Kanan Dhru.
Kanan is a legal innovator with over 10 years of experience in the areas of law, policy-making and justice innovations. She is a strong believer in the benefits of simplifying legal information and in 2014, won the “Innovating Justice Award” at the International Court of Justice in the Hague for her groundbreaking work as founder of Lawtoons, LawForMe and the Research Foundation for Governance in India.
In a country that is one of the major players in the tech world, more people have access to technology than justice and this influences how Kanan informs people about the law. She questions “When the world around us is increasingly moving online, why should the law be an exception? In a world where people use graphics and visuals as a language, why should the law stay bound to dusty law books?”
You will be surprised by Kanan's thoughts on who is most likely to disrupt the profession. She shares how the definition of community has changed with the rise of global communication, her inspiration for starting LawToons and LawForMe, how she collaborates with people from other disciplines and what it’s like to be a female legalpreneur in India.
You will enjoy this episode if you are interested in finding effective ways to communicate complex information of any kind.
LawToons and the book.
Research Foundation for Governance
Humlab and Agami prize
Legal Design Lab
Hague Institue for Innovation in Law ("HiiL")