TrustLaw is a global centre for free legal assistance and a hub of news and information on anti-corruption issues, good governance and women's legal rights.
In common with all of the Foundation's programmes, TrustLaw aims to empower people in need by providing trusted information and leveraging professional expertise. We offer services to improve access to the rule of law and foster greater transparency.
Our mission is threefold:
- Spread the culture and practice of pro bono work around the world, connecting those who need legal assistance with lawyers willing to work at no cost
- Offer a one-stop shop for news and information on good governance and anti-corruption issues
- Offer a similar one-stop shop on women's rights issues
At the heart of TrustLaw is an ambitious electronic platform called TrustLaw Connect, which offers lawyers and pro bono managers a way to easily connect with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), governments and social entrepreneurs seeking free legal services.
TrustLaw believes such clients have the potential to address many of the world's environmental, humanitarian and social problems, but their effectiveness may be impeded by lack of legal resources. Thomson Reuters Foundation strives to close this gap through its free services.
TrustLaw also features a growing repository of news and information around anti-corruption and governance issues, including national legislation, international conventions, articles, reports, country profiles and law reviews.
Trustlaw Women, the newest member of the Foundation's TrustLaw family, is a global hub for news, information, resources and discusion devoted to women’s legal rights in every aspect and designed for use by everyone - everywhere - concerned with them.
Content comes from our own team of specialist journalists as well as from international institutions, law firms, governments, NGOs and others.