WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) March 15, 2016 -- In 2016, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation (Foundation) celebrates ten years of helping organizations committed to solving the world’s pressing social problems by providing necessary global pro bono legal support.
Since 2006, the Foundation has been working to accelerate the work of leading social change makers by pairing them with lawyers from Lex Mundi member firms around the world. The Foundation has worked with more than 450 social entrepreneurs in 57 countries and assisted on more than 1,000 legal projects.
“Social entrepreneurs are working around the globe to improve education, fight disease, combat global warming, protect civil rights and lift individuals out of poverty,” said Chloe Holderness, Managing Director. “Our Foundation seeks out visionaries with a passion for tackling the world’s most challenging problems and offers them support from the Lex Mundi network of 21,000 lawyers in more than 100 countries.”
“The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation pairs our member firm lawyers with inspired social entrepreneurs to provide the legal assistance needed to serve more people, raise more money, and have greater success,” commented Lex Mundi President Carl Anduri.
The Foundation recently published The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Impact Report: A powerful Global Network of Law Firms Supporting Social Entrepreneurs. This report illustrates how the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation has helped provide critical legal support for clients such as Kiva, a nonprofit that allows individuals to make microloans as small as $25; First Book, a nonprofit that has donated 130 million books and resources; VisionSpring, an eyeglass manufacturer that has provided 2.3 million eyeglasses to people in third world countries; Solar Electric Light Fund, which has brought solar projects to more than 20 countries; One Acre Fund, supporting farmers and their families with resources and education; and Splash, an organization that brings clean drinking water to children in Asia.
Download a copy of the report at http://www.lexmundiprobono.org.
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 social change that improves communities and lives. Lex Mundi member firm 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 with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.
Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Working together, Lex Mundi members are able to seamlessly handle their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.
Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through Lex Mundi’s nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.
Kathleen Pope-Sance, Lex Mundi, +1 (713) 328-4521, [email protected]
SOURCE Lex Mundi