Established in 2010, LawForChange is a leading source of critical legal information designed to educate and empower people and organizations dedicated to improving lives and bringing about positive social change. This Legal Resource Center combines a broad menu of legal information prepared by top-tier law firms and lawyers applicable to the needs of social sector organizations. In 2016, the site was consolidated in order to strengthen the most relevant U.S. resources and to build the offering of global legal resources.
Please be advised that the materials found through LawForChange are informational only and not intended to constitute legal advice. Readers requiring legal advice should not rely on these materials as an alternative to the engagement of local counsel. Further, all materials refer to laws and regulations in force on the date of creation and are subject to change by future legislation.
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Legal Audit Checklist
A generic checklist designed to help social sector organizations think strategically about possible legal issues facing their organizations.
Social Venture Startup Kit
A list of broad questions, helpful resources and practical steps social entrepreneurs should consider when establishing a new social venture.
Social Enterprise Legal Structures
Which legal structure is right for your social enterprise? Lex Mundi member Morrison & Foerster created this guide to establishing a social venture in the U.S.
Intellectual Property Basics
A brief summary of intellectual property considerations and issues for social enterprises, created by Lex Mundi member Womble Bond Dickinson.