Provides free legal services, training, tools, and resources to NGOs and social enterprises worldwide to help them bring social change

  • Started: 2010
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra


TrustLaw works to provide free legal services, training, tools, resources, and research to NGOs and social enterprises worldwide. By providing free le Read moregal service, it aims to help NGOs and social enterprises to streamline operations, expand into new countries, and scale their impact. It has helped social enterprises employ staff members, help women access loans to start businesses, and bring renewable energy lighting to slums. It works to generate innovative solutions to social and environmental challenges, supports organizations working to end modern slavery, and works with campaigns that fight for securing social, political, economic, and reproductive rights for women worldwide. In addition, TrustLaw runs accredited legal training on social enterprises and impact investing as well as capacity-building workshops and webinars to provide practical guidance on legal issues relevant to NGOs and social enterprises. TrustLaw provides tools and resources to NGOs and social enterprises, helping them address their specific legal needs, whether it be daily operational work, or intensive research. Additionally, TrustLaw provides legal teams with resources to build and strengthen their pro bono practice, navigate regulatory requirements and engage in successful pro bono partnerships. Trustlaw’s research aims to address under-reported global issues. Trustlaw also compares and analyzes legislation across various jurisdictions to identify policies that are successful and the areas which need reform, helping NGOs and social enterprises advocate for legal change and improve access to justice. Since its launch, TrustLaw has generated the equivalent of $85 million in free legal assistance to NGOs and social enterprises.


  • Legal
  • Gender
  • Human Rights



Project Location


Peninsula Corporate Park

Offices in Cities

Chennai, Delhi

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Parent Organisation

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

  • Type & Sub Type


  • Employees