A&L Goodbody supports social entrepreneurs to future-proof ideas
A&L Goodbody LLP (ALG) has supported social entrepreneurs to future-proof their ideas with pro-bono network of lawyers.
The Future proof your idea - Key legal updates for social enterprises event audience was made up of a selection of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s 600 strong alumni community. SEI is dedicated to delivering accelerated social change through the power of people and will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2024.
The session brought together for the first time the In-House Pro Bono Lawyers Network (the PBN), a community of lawyers employed ‘in-house’ by large organisations, who collectively believe in the value of providing pro bono work.
Speaking at the event, Tim Griffiths, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring together our social entrepreneur community to benefit from the expertise and insight of some of Ireland’s top legal minds, on some crucial topics impacting them. A&L Goodbody’s legal advice and expertise has been an invaluable asset to us at Social Entrepreneurs Ireland for over 10 years. The coming together of this pro bono network is a groundbreaking initiative that will help to accelerate the pace of positive social change in Ireland.”
Eithne Lynch, head of pro bono at A&L Goodbody, said: “This event marks the first project undertaken through our newly established In-House Lawyers Pro Bono Network. The aim of the network is to foster a culture of commitment to pro bono in Ireland, to promote and improve pro bono service and delivery and to collaborate to make the best use of our unique skill set as lawyers for the benefit of others.”