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Need Help Identifying Your Organization’s Legal Needs? Find Out About TrustLaw’s Legal Health Check for Social Enterprises.

Posted By Flavie Fuentes, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Friday, October 19, 2018
Updated: Friday, October 19, 2018

Who we are? TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal program, connecting the best law firms and corporate legal teams around the world with high-impact NGOs and social enterprises working to create social and environmental change. We help produce groundbreaking legal research and offer innovative training courses worldwide. We also provide a legal training for social enterprises and impact investing that focuses on legal issues and trends in the burgeoning social innovation sector, and provides lawyers with the skills and knowledge they need to advise clients. We have supported grassroots organizations to employ their first staff members, helped vulnerable women access loans to start their first businesses and brought renewable energy lighting to slums. We are the largest global pro bono network with almost 5,000 members across more than 175 countries. We work with hundreds of legal teams representing over 120,000 lawyers who generously provide free legal support to thousands of NGOs and social enterprises.

What is the Legal Health Check and How Does it Work? Every year, TrustLaw receives and reviews hundreds of legal questions from our NGO and social enterprise members around the world and connects these organizations to pro bono lawyers who provide free expert advice and assistance. Drawing on our experience, TrustLaw has developed a Legal Health Check to assist NGOS and social enterprises identify some of their operational legal needs. While it includes the questions most frequently asked by our members, it is not a complete list of legal issues. The Legal Health Check will help you identify legal matters that are relevant to your organization and issues that you might need help with. Take a look at the Legal Health Check for more information here.

Interested in Becoming a Member of TrustLaw? If you would like to apply to become a member of TrustLaw, you can complete our application form on our website at and make sure to tell us that you are also an ANDE member!

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Tags:  Access to Finance  ANDE Members  ANDE publication  Impact investing  Legal Working Group  Pro Bono  social enterprise  Social entrepreneurship  social impact 

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ANDE Welcomes New Member: Campbell Law Group

Posted By Joanna Herrmann, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Thursday, April 4, 2013

ANDE welcomes the Campbell Law Group to the network!

Based out of Boulder, Colorado, the Campbell Law Group provides legal services to small and growing businesses operating in the developing world as well as to the investors and institutions that help finance their development and growth.  They serve over 40 mission-based businesses operating in more than 15 developing countries from India to Uganda.  With a unique combination of corporate and international expertise, they guide these businesses as they navigate the complexities of global growth and cross-border transactions. In the past two years, Campbell lawyers have assisted SGBs with impact capital transactions totaling over $80 million in the aggregate.

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ANDE Legal Working Group - updates and next meeting

Posted By Katrin Kuhlmann, TransFarm Africa (ANDE Legal Working Group Leader), Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The next meeting of the ANDE Legal Working Group will take place on January 17th, 2013 both in person at the offices of the Aspen Institute in Washington D.C., and on the phone.

A more detailed agenda will follow shortly, but we plan to cover the following items: 

•   Update on the East Africa project, which launched this fall in collaboration with Nairobi-based Open Capital Advisors.  The project will produce a guide to local regulation and law, best practices guidelines for social investment in the region and a simple guide for entrepreneurs.  We see this exciting project as a potential model to take to other regions, and, while the project will not conclude until Summer 2013, we will use this meeting to share our initial work.
•   Identify issues of interest to Legal Working Group members and possible tools that could be developed for the portal, as well as Working Group members who are willing to take the lead in developing these resources.
•   Agree upon a dissemination strategy for tools produced by the Legal Working Group.

•   Discuss ways in which to share recommendations on qualified local counsel within the Working Group.

For full meeting details, and to RSVP:

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