The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Establishes Three New Social Entrepreneur Collaborators

In order to provide compelling pro bono opportunities to Lex Mundi member firms around the world, the Foundation relies on collaborating organizations to help us source vetted, high-impact social entrepreneur clients. These organizations are on the front lines of supporting, funding, and accelerating the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. We team with these collaborators to provide the critical pro bono legal support that their respective social entrepreneur cohorts rely on to scale their impact. You can see a full list of our collaborators here.

The Foundation continually works to strengthen existing collaborator relationships as well as to source new ones. Recently, we connected with three organizations that fit the profile of the type of social enterprise collaborators we seek. We are very excited to support their social entrepreneurs! Read about them below.

SEED SPOT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting all social entrepreneurs creating a product, service, or technology that improves lives or makes the world a better place.

SEED SPOT seeks to support entrepreneurs by surrounding them with the right access to resources, mentors, business fundamentals, community partners, capital sources, and anything they need to succeed. The Foundation will provide legal mentoring and pro bono legal support to their social entrepreneurs.

The Edwin Gould Foundation runs New York’s premier incubator for education-related social enterprises. The Accelerator selects early- and mid-stage organizations with the highest potential for impacting college outcomes for low-income students and provides consulting that helps leaders be their best so that their organizations’ can spread and scale.

AARP, the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older, recently became the new home for the “Purpose Prize,” taking it over from encore.org. The Purpose Prize award honors extraordinary individuals who use their life experience to make a better future for all. Our own Founder, Dave Roll, was a 2009 Purpose Prize winner for his work with the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation.

We are delighted to work closely with these three great organizations to provide their social entrepreneur cohorts pro bono legal assistance through the Lex Mundi network.

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.