About the Foundation
First proposed in 2012 by the Globalaw Leadership Programme, and subsequently endorsed by the Globalaw Executive Committee, the Globalaw Foundation is now established as a separate legal entity.
The directors of the Globalaw Foundation include former Globalaw presidents, Executive Committee members and previous participants in the Globalaw Leadership Programme and come from Globalaw member firms from across the world. The Foundation, in the spirit of Globalaw, does not confine itself to any geographic area and carries out its activities across the world.
The Globalaw Foundation aims helping young people to access legal education and training. At Globalaw Foundation we strongly believe in new generations and their potential to achieve a better and fairer world through a wider legal culture to be globally spread as an indispensable tool for peace and democracy.
The foundation also supports access to justice for those who would otherwise be denied it for financial or other reasons. Nobody should be denied the right to legal representation or education in the law due to financial constraints or other factors outside of their control.
At the Globalaw Foundation we are always observing what is happening in the society: other deserving causes may be identified according to the social needs that might arise from time to time.
The Foundation Committee sought to identify charitable organisations whose goals are to:
- Make legal services accessible for the disadvantaged.
- Help deserving students obtain a legal education and training.
The Globalaw Foundation operates under the aegis of Globalaw. All funding ideas, as well as charitable causes identified by the Foundation, are decided upon in consultation with Globalaw’s leadership.
The Globalaw Foundation is funded through a combination of donations from Globalaw member firms, and funds raised at events hosted and supported by Globalaw.
Globalaw is delighted to have funded the following charities:
Fundación Liborio Mejía
Fundación Liborio Mejía promotes and strengthens peace, coexistence, access to justice and the participation of Colombians in the resolution of their own differences, through the defense and protection of human rights, the empowerment of minorities and vulnerable populations of the armed conflict, and the use and implementation of conflict resolution mechanisms, with the objective to contribute to the construction of a country in peace.
Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA)
Indian charity that empowers underprivileged communities by assisting members of their community to access the highest levels of legal study by providing essential funding. By so doing IDIA enhances diverse access to justice. In 2017 Globalaw funded the cost of applications and entrance exams for students in its programme, fees that represent a real impediment to progress, without external assistance.
International Justice Mission (IJM)
International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects people in poverty from violence. We partner with local authorities in 24 program offices in 14 countries to combat trafficking and slavery, violence against women and children, and police abuse of power. Since 2020, IJM is allowed to call any Globalaw member firms across the globe and receive 30 complimentary minutes of legal advice.
If you would like any further information regarding the Globalaw Foundation or would like to provide funding to the Foundation, please contact the Globalaw Foundation Chair, Marco Bolognini, at [email protected]