NGOs/Social Enterprises

ELA is referral partner for both TrustLaw and Advocates for International Development (A4ID).This pro bono work is non-contentious. Lawyers can help both international and local NGOs and social enterprises with their day-to-day legal needs including for example, drafting employment contracts and human resources policies, or giving basic employment law advice.

Each week, we circulate all NGO & Social Enterprise pro bono opportunities to ELA members. The current opportunities can be accessed via the link below. Further information about TrustLaw and A4ID can be found at the bottom of this page.

How to volunteer

TrustLaw and A4ID projects are sent to ELA members by email. If you are interested in receiving regular emails for any of these projects, please contact us.

Current TrustLaw and A4ID Projects

About TrustLaw

TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s free, global pro bono service that connects NGOs and social enterprises to top law firms to provide them with free legal advice and assistance. TrustLaw is the largest pro bono service provider in the world with a growing network of more than 2500 NGOs and social enterprises, and 560 law firms across 170 countries.

For more information on TrustLaw’s work, visit

If you would like more detail about a TrustLaw project without becoming a member, please contact 

About Advocates for International Development (A4ID)

A4ID uses the law and the skills of lawyers towards sustainable development. Established in 2006, it is a registered charity headquartered in London. Through its pro bono broker service, A4ID’s legal partners support development organisations in all areas of law, helping them to operate professionally and to use the law more effectively to eradicate global poverty.

For more information on A4ID’s work please visit www.a4id.orgA4ID’s Governing Code is available here.

A selection of employment law projects is offered through ELA to its members, without requiring them to join A4ID. If you would like more detail about these projects, please contact Joe Tan at