Our Pro Bono Practice
We have expanded traditional law firm pro bono services from the pursuit of justice for the poor to the pursuit of impactful and collaborative interventions that can gainfully and sustainably create change in our societies. TASLAF’s pro-bono arm focuses on small businesses and start-ups, particularly on social enterprises. The major goal is to empower those qualifying entities and individuals to enable them to create and enhance social impact in their local communities.
Legal services are expensive and are not easy to access especially in rural areas. In many instances where there is legal aid, the target has been to offer it to the most vulnerable and indigent members of society whose rights are being abused. Much of this legal aid does not target the entrepreneurial spirit of many African social enterprises. As a result, many entities are blocked out of access to legal services and have no assistance in protecting themselves against conflict and anticipating commercial dispute resolution. We assist such businesses to structure properly and also to ensure that they are well aware of the alternative remedies to dispute resolution in addition to the available legal options for court litigation, in case of any issue arising out of their business ventures.
TASLAF has conducted a myriad of pro bono projects with partners such as;