Awards 2019

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

We awarded 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.


  • TrustLaw Collaboration Award 2019

  • TrustLaw Impact Award 2019

  • TrustLaw Innovation Award 2019

  • TrustLaw International Law Firm of the Year Award 2019

  • TrustLaw Domestic Law Firm of the Year Award 2019

  • TrustLaw In-House Counsel of the Year Award 2019

  • TrustLaw Lawyer of the Year Award 2019


Meet the finalists for the 2019 TrustLaw Awards.

Impact Award

This Award recognises an outstanding legal research project that has led to demonstrable change and significant outcomes.

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

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  • ASTI & Linklaters: Acid Attacks in the UK

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


Innovation Award

This new Award recognises an NGO or social enterprise that has 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.

  • Surviving Economic Abuse & Cooley: Economic Empowerment

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

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


Collaboration Award

This Award showcases highly effective working relationships between pro bono providers and recipients that exemplify the power and best practices of pro bono.

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

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  • 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

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



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

Regional law firm of the year Award

In-House Legal Team of the year Award

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise


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