Pro Bono Support

Ashoka partners with several firms and legal service provides committed to providing pro bono support to social entrepreneurs. Our partners utilize their respective expertise to support Ashoka Fellows in meeting their legal needs. While our legal team at Ashoka does not directly provide legal advice, we field Fellows requests and develop and disseminate relevant resources to support Fellows

In the upcoming year, we are excited to announce some new opportunities with our legal partners, and projects that will directly engage the Fellow network.

If your organization requires pro bono assistance, our team is available for an initial conversation to help connect you to a provider. In addition to the vast network of lawyers and firms to pair you according to your needs, some partners have robust libraries of online resources to help build your organization’s legal capacity. 

Internally, Ashoka has worked with over
50 +

pro bono organizations and law firms  

 

Resources

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Legal Reforms for Social Enterprises

In collaboration with The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation on a project commissioned by Catalyst 2030, a Morrison & Foerster team drafted an unprecedented global report that includes recommendations to assist policymakers in accelerating the formation and growth of social enterprises.

 

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Clinic in a Box Program by the Pro Bono Institute

The CPBO Clinic in a Box program by the Pro Bono Institute offers a range of different resources from legal audits to legal education. It also connects legal departments and chapters of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) to engage in pro bono by offering a limited number of clinics each year on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

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Lex Mundi AI Readiness Checklist for Social Enterprises

This checklist is the result of ongoing consultations with General Counsel about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming both their business and the regulatory environment, creating unforeseen demands on corporate legal functions.