Awards Honor Member Law Firms for Providing Critical Pro Bono Legal Services and Support to Social Entrepreneurs
The 11th Annual Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awards were announced during the 2020 Lex Mundi Virtual Annual Conference. 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 recognize 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 2020 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:
- Ashoka: a global organization that builds and cultivates a community of change leaders who transform institutions and cultures to support changemaking for the good of society.
- Make a Miracle: supporting positive local transformation in Peru through education, housing, and community outreach.
- One Campaign: a global movement to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.
- PILA: a public interest law network that seeks to engage the legal community and civil society in using the law to advance social change.
- WeRobotics: investing in local experts committed to solving local problems to assure they have the skill and technology to make a positive impact.
Through the Foundation, Lex Mundi member firms have provided critical pro bono support to more than 800 social entrepreneurs on more than 1,600 projects over the last 13 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 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 delivering consistent, high-quality advice that is critical to solving complex cross-border challenges. Our carefully vetted, and continuously reviewed, top-tier member firms uphold the highest-level service standards while offering preferred access to more than 22,000+ lawyers worldwide in more than 125 countries. Supported by client-focused methods, innovative technologies, joint learning and training, member firms collaborate across borders and industries to deliver joined-up solutions focused on real business results for clients.
Through our innovative service delivery model, clients have the ability to assemble an ideal international legal team, with the best lawyers in the jurisdictions that match their unique footprint, flexed to their most significant legal challenges.
Lex Mundi member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through our nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, our 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.