The Thomson Reuters Foundation is delighted to announce the nominees for its annual TrustLaw Awards, which recognise remarkable pro bono projects undertaken by legal teams with NGOs and social enterprises around the world through the TrustLaw service.
Since 2010 TrustLaw has facilitated almost 9,000 connections between its 7,000 members, who work together to protect media freedom, advance human rights and foster inclusive economies across the globe.
The diversity of this year's nominees is a testament to TrustLaw’s collective success in spreading the practice of free legal assistance for NGOs and social enterprises beyond traditional markets. Their work has found innovative solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges and supplied those on the frontlines with the tools to deliver positive change.
Meet the nominees
This award showcases highly effective working relationships between legal teams and NGOs, and social enterprises that exemplify the power and best practices of pro bono.
- Advice on PPE for journalists working in Ukraine
Committee to Protect Journalists and Hogan Lovells International LLP, Allen & Overy LLP, Turcan Cazac
- Improving the legal frameworks around the governance of firearm ownership and safety in South Africa
Gun Free South Africa and Norton Rose Fulbright, Africa Legal Network, Mweshi Banda & Associates, TASLAF Advocates, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, Philippi Prietocarrioza Ferrero DU & Uria, Machado Meyer, F5
- Researching best practices on climate change regulations in South America
Sustentabilidad sin Fronteras and Baker & McKenzie LLP, Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Ferrere Abogados, Muñoz Tamayo y Asociados, Hogan Lovells International LLP, Allende & Brea, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados
This award recognises outstanding legal research projects that have had demonstrable change and significant outcomes.
- Safeguarding the rights of pretrial detainees in India
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and K&L Gates LLP, Allen & Overy LLP, Nyoh Law Chambers, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Sibtain Akhtar Bokhari
- Reforming data protection laws in Argentina
Democracia en Red and Bruchou & Funes de Rioja, KLA Advogados, Gomez Pinzón Abogados, Dentons Canada LLP, ObradorDigital Legal, Hogan Lovells International LLP, DLA Piper Paris, Goebel & Muthspiel, Cervieri Monsuarez
- Understanding the rights of undocumented migrant women in the EU
European Network of Migrant Women and Hogan Lovells International LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho, Linklaters LLP and Selma Korichi
Powered by Pro Bono Award
This award highlights NGOs or social enterprises that have used pro bono legal advice to scale up their operations, improve the delivery of their social mission or pivot their activities to make a greater impact on the businesses and people they support.
- Promoting the right to freedom of expression internationally
Blueprint for Free Speech and Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C
- Investing to create a more equitable and sustainable world
Calvert and Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas, Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C., Central Law, Fiorio, Cardozo & Alvarado, Robalino, Consortium Legal, Navarro Amador & Asociados, Morgan & Morgan, Dentons LLP, Oficina OMG
- Making rooftop solar more accessible
Solar AI Technologies and Hogan Lovells International LLP, Reed Smith LLP, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Dechert LLP
Legal Team of the Year Awards
These awards recognise different legal teams that have demonstrated exceptional effort and enthusiasm in supporting pro bono clients on projects undertaken through TrustLaw.
International Law Firm of the Year
Regional Law Firm of the Year
In-house Legal Team of the Year
Join us in London for a celebration of pro bono
Join us on 16 May in London, UK, when we will celebrate our pro bono community and announce the winners of the TrustLaw Awards 2022.