Multilaw Pro Bono Mission

What is the Multilaw Pro Bono Mission?

The Multilaw Pro Bono Mission is designed to increase and institutionalise Multilaw’s charitable and pro bono activities. Our goals are:

To institutionalise a charitable and pro bono footprint, and demonstrate social responsibility.
    To improve the brand and profile of Multilaw and member firms, particularly at conference locations.

Since inception of the mission in 2012 we have raised over US$100,000 for charities in 17 countries through the generosity of our members.

Donations made to date

1. Billable Hour Project

Through the Multilaw Billable Hour Project we raise funds from Multilaw member firms and Multilaw members individually to allow Multilaw, as an organization, to make a significant cash donation to a local charity selected by each conference hosting firm and the Multilaw Academy.

2. Hours of Service Project

Under the umbrella of the Multilaw Hours of Service Project, the Multilaw Academy attendees participate in a community service project during Academy week. The 5-day Academy agenda has built-in several hours of public service to be performed by Academy attendees for a selected local charity. In addition. Multilaw makes a cash donation (from the Billable Hour Project) to the charity. We have found this to be an excellent opportunity for the Academy delegates from around the world to bond with one another as well as give back to the local community hosting the Academy.

Click here to see the Hours of Service Project in action

3. Jobst Von Wahlert Multilaw Academy Scholarship

For a number of years Multilaw has offered a scholarship (in memory of one of Multilaw’s Past Chairmen, Jobst von Wahlert, who passed away in 2007) that provides an opportunity for one or two lawyers from developing countries, where Multilaw does not have a member firm, to attend the Multilaw Academy free of charge and learn from the experience of meeting like-minded lawyers from other countries. In the past scholarship winners have been from Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia and Uzbekistan. Funds for the scholarship are annually solicited from Multilaw member firms. Firms interested in being a primary sponsor of the scholarship for this year or on an on-going basis should contact the Global Office at stephanie.waller@multilaw.com.

Above: The Multilaw Academy 2014 participants working at Wildflower Home in Thailand, an organisation dedicated to providing safe shelter, education, health and other services to young single mothers who are either pregnant or have young children.

List of Charities that have benefited from the Billable Hour Project



For more Information

For more information about the Multilaw Pro Bono Mission or any of the programs listed above, please contact the Global Office at stephanie.waller@multilaw.com