Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Staff Speak at Social Entrepreneurship Events

The Foundation’s mission is to support and empower those working to bring about high impact and sustainable social change that improves communities and lives. To carryout this mission, the Foundation seeks to provide support through resources, thought leadership, and networking opportunities in addition to providing social entrepreneurs with pro bono legal assistance from Lex Mundi member firms.

Foundation staff have been honored to accept multiple invitations to present our mission and work over the last few months. These events provided the Foundation with opportunities to meet social entrepreneurs and those supporting them in person, and highlight the work of key supporters and stakeholders.

In April, Isis Bous, the Foundation’s Managing Director joined a roundtable at the French Embassy hosted by the High Commissioner for Social and Solidarity Economy and Social Innovation.

The roundtable brought together a group of a dozen leading thinkers from across the Washington D.C. region to discuss social innovation as well as new strategies for engaging communities and for scaling high-impact initiatives.

After returning from London where she presented the Foundation’s Annual Awards to the five Lex Mundi member firms mentioned above, she gave a presentation about the Foundation’s work and answered questions from this year’s AARP Purpose Prize winners and fellows.

Meanwhile, Andrew Morgan, the Foundation’s Legal Program Director traveled to San Francisco where he participated in a panel at Berkeley Law School, discussing opportunities for legal clinics to engage social entrepreneur clients. Morgan then presented in Boston to an inspiring cohort from one of the Foundation’s newest collaborators, MIT SOLVE, and provided office hours for several of the social enterprises in attendance.

These events are a great opportunity for the Foundation to spread the word about its mission, directly engage with social entrepreneurs on the legal issues they are facing and hear about the inspiring work that these organizations and individuals are doing everyday to make an impact!

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.

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Launches Definitive Guide to Growing Social Enterprise

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, in collaboration with more than 60 Lex Mundi member firms and led by Morrison & Foerster LLP, launches unprecedented report including recommendations to assist policymakers in accelerating the formation and growth of social enterprises.

News on Purpose - January 2022

2021 marked the 15th anniversary of the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation! This newsletter reflects on 15 years of service, discusses the newly redesigned website, and highlights ways Lex Mundi member firms are having a positive impact in their communities.