The Company & People
We speak Law, Design & LegalTech.
We guide legal professionals in uncovering their innovation potential,
co-creating new ways of doing law and
shaping the future of the legal industry.
We believe that innovation unfolds its value where human needs are well understood, defined and translated
into user-centric products, services & technologies.
We research, adapt & use design-oriented methods to develop
the legal solutions that your team, organization, customer or client
really needs – from idea generation to implementation.
Lina is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Handelsblatt journal "REthinking Law". As a member of the Legal Policy Advisory Board of the Roland-Rechtsschutz-Versicherung-AG, she covers the topic "Digitalization".
Lina co-founded "This is Legal Design" in 2018, convinced that the digital transformation of the legal industry can only succeed if human needs are placed at the centre of every technical development.
After her 1st Legal State Exam, Lina studied Design Thinking at the HPI-D-School and worked at SAP, where she contributed to designing user-centered software solutions in co-creative formats with customers & users. To get even deeper into legal digitization topics Lina did her legal clerkship i.a. at the Committee on the Digital Agenda (German Parliament) & worked as a Customer Success Manager for LAWLIFT GmbH, a legal tech startup for document automation & knowledge management.
Joaquín is a Lawyer & Design Researcher at the HPI-Stanford-Design-Thinking-Research-Program. His work focuses on making creativity theory tangible and actionable. As part of connecting research and practice, he teaches at the HPI Design Thinking Academy in Potsdam, Germany.
By co-founding This is Legal Design, Joaquín has merged his legal background and innovation expertise. He believes that lawyers excel in all the skills required to be good creative thinkers and that Legal Design has the power to enable & activate these skill sets.
Joaquín studied Law in Chile. After completing his legal habilitation, he joined an innovative nomad consultancy group as an entrepreneurship consultant. This life-changing experience of building entrepreneurial ecosystems in places like Panama City and Istanbul made him dive deeper into Design Thinking.
Alisha is Chairwoman of the German Legal Tech Association & Head of Legal Innovation at Chevalier – a legal tech law firm, where she develops client-centered legal products and services with the clear goal to provide a unique customer journey & client satisfaction.
As a co-founder of This is Legal Design, Alisha is working on further developing Legal Design as a discipline, pursuing the improvement of legal services, products and systems by applying human-centered Legal Design methods.
After her 1st Legal State Exam in Potsdam, Alisha did her LL.M. in Amsterdam, followed by her legal clerkship in Berlin (with stages at the German Parliament as well as the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP) and studying Design Thinking at the HPI. Before that, Alisha worked in the same role for the Legal Tech pioneer Flightright.
Dario is a Lawyer and Legal Technology Strategist, connecting law and tech for law firms and legal departments. He is a member of the board of the German-Israeli Lawyers Association.
In May 2019 Dario joined This is Legal Design, aiming to create unique environments for the successful digitization of the legal industry by unlocking the potentials of teamwork, creativity and analytical thinking.
After his 1st Legal State Exam Dario interned at a Spanish law firm in Barcelona. Back in Germany he became first employee and Trainee Lawyer at LAWLIFT GmbH, implementing document automation & knowledge management software in high level law firms and legal departments. Following that, Dario worked as a project manager, supporting the founding phase of the German Legal Tech Association.