National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

  • 2016
  • UX design; graphic and web design; template creation; coding

Information Architecture

The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild wanted a revamp of their site navigation. The organization engaged in both high-level legal strategy and community organizing. The current site had both kinds of content under the category "Resources," a term that was too vague.

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We split up the "Resources" tab and grouped information into more relevant categories. The two main groups who use the site are immigration lawyers and advocacy groups. We tested language for each, and found the terms "Practitioner" and "Community" resonated most with each group respectively.

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Filters

It was also difficult to find legal cases on the site. We separated practice advisories and litigation, and applied filtering mechanisms so that cases were easier to identify. We also added short descriptions, making the cases more accessible to advocacy groups and the general public.

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