Legal Resources for Social Entrepreneurs

Established in 2010, LawForChange has become the leading source of critical legal information designed to educate and empower people and organizations dedicated to improving lives and bringing about positive social change.

The Legal Resource Center combines a broad menu of legal information prepared by top-tier law firms and lawyers and specifically tailored 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.

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A Legal Overview for Starting a Social Entrepreneurship
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Governance Principles for MA
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The Legal Resource Center is not meant to be exhaustive but rather a representative sample of the most relevant and helpful legal resources available.