Key Legal Resources for Organizations Addressing COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)
We at the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation know that social entrepreneurs around the world continue to carry out their inspiring efforts and are even launching new initiatives to help meet current needs. We are committed to our mission of supporting the critical work of these social entrepreneurs as well as those organizations that we collaborate with to lift them up.
Lex Mundi Member Firms Support Efforts to Prevent Gender-Based Violence and Assist Survivors
According to UN Women, it is estimated that 35% of women worldwide have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives and some national studies put the rate at up to 70%. Despite these staggering numbers, in the majority of countries with available data, less than 40% of the women who experience violence seek help of any sort.
Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Member Lawyer Profile: Carrie Garber Siegrist, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Providing pro bono legal support to social entrepreneurs comes naturally to Carrie Garber Siegrist, an attorney in the nonprofit tax-exempt organizations practice of Lex Mundi member firm for USA, Indiana and Minnesota, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. Since joining FaegreBD more than two years ago, Carrie has already provided assistance to 12 of the Foundation’s social enterprise clients seeking expert nonprofit counsel while maintaining her own practice, evidencing a truly impressive commitment to the Foundation’s mission!
Driving Impact in Oklahoma: Lex Mundi Member Firm Assists Modus to Expand Access to Social Services in Tulsa
According to the National Academies of Science Engineering & Medicine, many segments of the population have limited access to jobs, goods, services, health care, recreation, and social interaction because of a lack of transportation options. This can be particularly troublesome when it comes to health and social service access, causing some individuals in need to put off necessary treatment. One population that is particularly at risk: teenagers.
Lex Mundi Member Firms in France, the U.S., and Kenya Assist ONE Campaign’s Effort to End Extreme Poverty
Extreme poverty remains a vexing problem worldwide. While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions still lives on less than $1.90 a day – the internationally agreed poverty line, and millions of others live on slightly more than this daily amount.