Awards Honor Member Law Firms for Providing Critical Pro Bono Legal Services and Support to Social Entrepreneurs
The 10th Annual Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awards were presented during the 2019 Lex Mundi Leadership Summit and Annual Conference in London. These awards honor Lex Mundi member law firms that have provided critical pro bono legal services – helping to strengthen the global rule of law, support the global social entrepreneurship movement and improve lives and communities around the world.
The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation (the “Foundation”) was proud to honor the following award recipients:
“Lex Mundi member firms are critical allies supporting social entrepreneurs’ great efforts. They help these organizations to start, grow and achieve their powerful missions. The 2019 honorees demonstrate how members of the Lex Mundi Network are using their pro bono resources, time and expertise to make a tremendous impact with many of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Our member firm recipients, as leading law firms in their jurisdictions, are committed to growing and strengthening the global pro bono culture,” said the Foundation’s Managing Director, Isis Bous.
Examples of the diverse group of social entrepreneurs supported by this year’s honorees, as well as other firms within Lex Mundi’s global network, include:
- Peace First is an international nonprofit organization that invests in young people’s abilities to solve injustices.
- EOS International empowers rural families in Central America by providing simple, inexpensive technology solutions to improve health, generate income and deliver access to clean water.
- Eneza Education is an education technology company that provides low-cost access to quality curriculum aligned content to students in Africa over SMS, USSD and web applications.
- Mothers2Mothers is an organization addressing the prevalence of AIDS in Africa through a mother-mentor program.
- Global Fund to End Modern Slavery is a bold public-private partnership coordinating a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery.
Through the Foundation, Lex Mundi member firms have provided critical pro bono support to more than 700 social entrepreneurs on more than 1,400 projects over the last 12 years. This support has enabled social entrepreneurs to deepen their impact and improve communities and lives around the world.
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 network 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. Lex Mundi lawyers provide critical pro bono legal services to the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.
About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.
Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Working together, Lex Mundi members are able to seamlessly handle their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.
Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through Lex Mundi’s nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.
For more information, please visit www.lexmundi.com and www.lexmundiprobono.org.