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

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 organisation, 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 .

Donations made to date

Ban Pong School

Multilaw Academy 2018 participants and faculty about to embark on their hands-on charity work at a local Chiang Mai School.

Some of the organisations that have benefited from the Billable Hour Project

For more Information

For more information about the Multilaw Pro Bono Mission, please contact the Global Office at