News On Purpose
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- 2023 Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awardees
- Ensuring No Woman Delivers in the Dark
- Lex Mundi Recognized at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
- Unleashing the Full Potential of Scientists Worldwide
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!
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The 14th Annual Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awards were announced during the 2023 Lex Mundi Connect + Collaborate Annual Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, May 4, 20023. 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.
This guidance responds to specific questions OFAC received related to earthquake relief efforts in Syria and explains how to provide legitimate humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people in compliance with U.S. sanctions.
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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.