Five Member Firms Selected for 2018 Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Annual Awards

In late April, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation traveled to New York to attend Lex Mundi’s Annual Conference which brings together top leadership from member law firms from across the globe.

At the event, the Foundation was delighted to have the opportunity to present our 9th Annual Awards honoring Lex Mundi member law firms that have provided critical pro bono legal services to the Foundation’s clients – thereby helping to strengthen the global rule of law, support the global social entrepreneurship movement, and improve the lives of the world’s poor and disenfranchised. Our sincere thanks and congratulations go out to all five member-firm winners!

Honoring the 2018 Awardees! From left to right: Managing Director, Isis Bous; Legal Program Director, Andrew Morgan; Jonathan Schlossberg (Bowmans, South Africa); Founder, David Roll; Senior Advisor, Chloe Holderness; Michiel Wesseling (Houthoff, The Netherlands); Ruti Smithline (Morrison & Foerster LLP, USA, California); Mohammad A. Syed (RIAA Barker Gillette, Pakistan); Carlos Umana (Brigard & Urrutia, Colombia)

Lex Mundi Wins Prestigious Catalyst Business Commitment Badge at the World Economic Forum

Lex Mundi has been awarded a Catalyst Business Commitment badge at this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, following the work of the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation to support social enterprise.

News On Purpose

In This Issue:

  • Engaging Stakeholders: “Removing roadblocks between inspiration and impact”
  • Illuminating Futures: Addressing energy poverty with Solar Buddy
  • Public Health in a Time of War: Supporting SAFEMed in Ukraine
  • The Extreme Challenge of Modern Slavery: Hope for Justice/Slave-Free Alliance

Navigating Dobbs: Guidance for Companies

In light of the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning the decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, Lex Mundi member firm Jenner & Block has issued an alert discussing risks and providing guidance on how companies can proactively respond to the changing legal landscape.

News On Purpose

In This Issue:

  • Connect, Collaborate & Celebrate (Annual Meeting Highlights)
  • Working to Address Gun Violence (Supporting Sandy Hook Promise)
  • Thought Leadership that is Making an Impact (Social Enterprise Report)
  • Coming Together for Ukraine (Crisis Resource Center)

Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Honors Five Member Firms for Exceptional Pro Bono Contributions and Support

Awards Honor Lex Mundi Member Law Firms for Providing Critical Pro Bono Legal Services and Support to Social Impact Organizations

The 13th Annual Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awards were announced during the 2022 Lex Mundi Connect + Collaborate Annual Conference in Edinburgh on Thursday, April 28, 20022. These awards honor Lex Mundi member law firms that provide critical pro bono legal services – helping to strengthen the global rule of law, support the global social entrepreneurship movement, and improve lives, the environment, and communities around the world.

Coming Together for Ukraine: Legal Resources to Support those Responding to the Current Situation in Ukraine

Find guidance on immigration regulations and NGO/charitable organization registration requirements in bordering countries, as well as information on how to navigate restrictions. This is a living document. Additional resources will be added in the days and weeks ahead. Check back frequently for more information.