(August 2012) The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is featured in the August issue of InsideCounsel Magazine. The article, "The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is a pro bono matchmaking machine," highlights the organization's purpose of helping social entrepreneurs connect with lawyers at top law firms.
The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation helps social entrepreneurs define and prioritize their legal needs and connects them with Lex Mundi lawyers who have expertise in the right topic and jurisdiction. Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, has more than 160 member firms around the world, representing approximately 21,000 lawyers.
“Our unwritten mission is spreading the pro bono ethic around the world,” Holderness says. “We are really using these social entrepreneurs and the Lex Mundi firms to advance that conversation and have the firms be leaders in their jurisdictions to show the value and the importance of pro bono.”
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About the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation
The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. The Foundation’s mission is to engage Lex Mundi’s global network of leading independent law firms to support and empower those working to bring about high impact and sustainable social change that improves communities and lives. The Foundation achieves its mission through two core programs. The first program utilizes Lex Mundi lawyers to provide critical pro bono legal services to the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. The second program is a recently launched unique online legal community, LawForChange, that provides a one-stop source of legal information and resources specifically designed to support, strengthen and empower the U.S. (and one day global) social sector. For more information, please visit http://www.lexmundiprobono.org/ and http://www.lawforchange.org/.
About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading association of independent law firms. The association has more than 160 member firms around the world, representing approximately 21,000 lawyers. Membership in Lex Mundi provides member firms with a trusted network of law firms that share similar values and a similar focus on quality through which they can access global legal resources that enable them to serve their clients better and to improve continuously all aspects of their firms. Member law firms are located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. For more information, please visit www.lexmundi.com.