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Pro Bono Matchmaking for Social Entrepreneurs

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation was created to support and empower those working on high impact, sustainable solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. Established in 2006 as a nonprofit affiliate of its parent organization, Lex Mundi, the Foundation’s mission is to engage Lex Mundi’s global community of 150+ top-tier law firms across 120+ countries to bring critical, high-quality pro bono and “low bono” legal support to social impact organizations. Their flagship offering is their legal pro bono matchmaking program, through which the Foundation’s team connects eligible social entrepreneurs with skilled Lex Mundi member lawyers for assistance.  They also create, curate, and distribute guidance documents on common issues affecting social enterprises, available on the Legal Resources section of their website.

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation strictly supports transactional matters for social impact organizations that can demonstrate a clear mission at the forefront of their operations, and cannot assist with litigation or personal representation.  Although the Foundation cannot guarantee a match, they do have a very high success rate that is bolstered when a social entrepreneur has some flexibility with timing. They are not ideally suited for urgent matters.


1. Fill out the alumni resource intake form
2. If you’re eligible, you’ll fill out Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation’s client intake form
3. Complete a 30-minute phone screen with Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation staff
4. Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation pitches your project to member law firms
5. Matches are made based on capacity, subject matter expertise and geographic jurisdiction. The Foundation cannot guarantee a match.
6. If a firm agrees to take on the pro bono project, the Foundation staff makes an introduction, and the firm and client begin their work together."