In recent years, a number of (mostly commercial) platforms have emerged that have already incorporated certain elements of the CLP. These initiatives show that the vision of a CLP is not an utopia, but a realistic option for an efficient legal ecosystem. To ensure that the various individual contributions ultimately result in a CLP that serves the interests of all, it is important to define the essential features, structure and functionality of the CLP at an early stage. For this purpose, we have drafted the following “Principles for a Common Legal Platform”.
We would like to put these Principles up for discussion and invite all members of the Liquid Legal Institute e.V., especially the authors of the second volume of the Liquid Legal series (K. Jacob, D. Schindler, & R. Strathausen (Eds.), Liquid Legal – Towards a Common Legal Platform), but also all other interested stakeholders, to comment, supplement and elaborate on these principles. To enable a truly open collaboration towards realizing the CLP, we have made the “Principles for a Common Legal Platform” available on GitHub. You can contribute either via GitHub (Liquid-Legal-Institute/Common-Legal-Platform) or by sending us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are a member of the Liquid Legal Institute, you are invited to contribute also via MS Teams (Common Legal Platform/Principles).
Help us to shape and implement these principles. Let’s design the future!