The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is a pro bono matchmaking machine

The organization hooks up social entrepreneurs with top legal advisers

Drawing by a child who received books from First Book. The organization sent it to the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation as a thank you.

It’s not easy finding your perfect match, both romantically speaking and when you find yourself in need of legal advice. The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation relieves the burden on social entrepreneurs trying to navigate the murky waters of their legal issues alone by matching them with lawyers at top law firms.

David Roll, who established the foundation in 2005, wanted to take advantage of Lex Mundi, an association of independent law firms with one firm in each of the 50 U.S. states and one in each of about 100 additional countries. The foundation is a non-profit affiliate of Lex Mundi. It also has relationships with organizations such as the Schwab Foundation, which identifies and connects social entrepreneurs, and the Skoll Foundation, which invests in social entrepreneurs. Groups such as these vet the social entrepreneurs that the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation works with.

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