Trustlaw Awards 2011
TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation's free legal service, announced in December 2011, the winners of the first annual TrustLaw Awards. These are held in recognition of the best TrustLaw Connect pro bono projects undertaken jointly by the legal profession, NGOs or social entrepreneurs.
The awards, hosted by Tom Glocer, chief executive officer, Thomson Reuters, and Monique Villa, chief executive officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation, recognise the combined work of NGOs and legal firms in three categories; impact, innovation and collaboration. In addition, three firms were recognised with special awards for their fantastic response to TrustLaw members’ legal needs.
The winners were presented with their prizes at a ceremony held at the Museum of London
Hamilton Harrison & Mathews, received special awards for being the most active TrustLaw member in the category of domestic law firm.
“TrustLaw could not exist without the extraordinary dedication and commitment of the many lawyers willing to share their expertise with NGOs and entrepreneurs,” said Monique Villa, chief executive officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation. “TrustLaw is a fabulous adventure and has become a critical service for NGOs and social entrepreneurs, helping to keep their legal costs down and allowing them to channel their funds to those in greatest need.”