Awards Honor Member Law Firms for Providing Critical Pro Bono Legal Services and Support to Social Entrepreneurs
The 10th Annual Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awards were presented during the 2019 Lex Mundi Leadership Summit and Annual Conference in London. These awards honor Lex Mundi member law firms that have provided critical pro bono legal services - helping to strengthen the global rule of law, support the global social entrepreneurship movement and improve lives and communities around the world.
The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation (the "Foundation") was proud to honor the following award recipients:
Afridi & Angell, Lex Mundi member firm for the United Arab Emirates
Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, Lex Mundi member firm for Ghana
GUFA Law, Lex Mundi member firm for Honduras
Steptoe & Johnson, Lex Mundi member firm for USA, Washington, D.C.
Tilleke & Gibbins, Lex Mundi member firm for Thailand
“Lex Mundi member firms are critical allies supporting social entrepreneurs’ great efforts. They help these organizations to start, grow and achieve their powerful missions. The 2019 honorees demonstrate how members of the Lex Mundi Network are using their pro bono resources, time and expertise to make a tremendous impact with many of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Our member firm recipients, as leading law firms in their jurisdictions, are committed to growing and strengthening the global pro bono culture,” said the Foundation's Managing Director, Isis Bous.
Examples of the diverse group of social entrepreneurs supported by this year’s honorees, as well as other firms within Lex Mundi’s global network, include:
Peace First is an international nonprofit organization that invests in young people’s abilities to solve injustices.
EOS International empowers rural families in Central America by providing simple, inexpensive technology solutions to improve health, generate income and deliver access to clean water.
Eneza Education is an education technology company that provides low-cost access to quality curriculum aligned content to students in Africa over SMS, USSD and web applications.
Mothers2Mothers is an organization addressing the prevalence of AIDS in Africa through a mother-mentor program.
Global Fund to End Modern Slavery is a bold public-private partnership coordinating a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery.