Awards 2019

The ninth annual TrustLaw Awards will celebrate remarkable pro bono projects undertaken by legal teams with NGOs and social enterprises around the world.

We will award three outstanding pro bono projects, in addition to the international firm, domestic firm, and in-house legal team of the year, and the esteemed Lawyer of the Year award.


Meet the finalists for the 2019 TrustLaw Awards.

Impact Award

The Impact Award recognises projects that demonstrate significant impact for an NGO or social enterprise, their community, and beyond.

  • ASTI & Linklaters: Acid Attacks in the UK

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  • Senderos del Sembrador & Bullo Tassi Estebenet Lipera Torassa Abogados: Disability Housing

  • The Asia Foundation & SyCip: Land Rights in the Philippines


Innovation Award

The Innovation Award recognises projects that feature not only a new and exciting idea or enterprise, but a legal team that used creativity in addressing the issues faced.

  • Akiba Mashinani Trust & Pandya & Poonawala, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP : Land Rights in Kenya

  • Institute for Transformative Technologies Foundation & Ranjan Narula Associates: Using Solar Power Energy to Refrigerate Vaccines

  • Surviving Economic Abuse & Cooley: Economic Empowerment


Collaboration Award

The Collaboration Award recognises highly effective working relationships between legal teams, NGOs and social enterprises that have dramatically increased the potential impact of projects as a result.

  • ASKV Refugee Support & Latham and Watkins, MMAKS, Wendwesson, Brikar law firm, Kakar Advocates, Dr. Bronwen Manby: Asylum Seekers & ID documents

  • Asylum Access, HOST International, Refugee Talent & Nokia Singapore, DLA Piper, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, BTG Legal, Bae, Kim & Lee, Baker & McKenzie:Right to Work for Refugees

  • Poder Ciudadano & Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, Legance Studio Legale Associato Steptoe and Johnson: Fighting Corruption



These awards recognise the commitment law firms and legal teams have demonstrated in supporting pro bono clients over the last year on projects undertaken through TrustLaw.

International law firm of the year Award

Domestic law firm of the year Award

In-House Legal Team of the year Award

Previous Awards