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Legal Resources for Social Entrepreneurs Begin to Grow

October 11, 2010

Several months ago, without much fanfare, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation launched LawForChange.org.  The first comprehensive online resource specifically devoted to the legal questions of social entrepreneurs, LawForChange contains a remarkable collection of jurisdiction-specific articles organized by state.

Practitioners familiar with social enterprise are aware of the frustration that prospective social entrepreneurs feel when trying to identify the correct legal structure for their ventures.  Informal polls have suggested that the legal structure question is the single greatest challenge that social entrepreneurs face when starting a venture.   The frequency of this problem is one of the reasons why comprehensive legal resources for aspiring social entrepreneurs are so crucial.

In the future, I hope to see more resources like the one that LexMundi has created.  I would be interested to hear from anyone who has found with other publicly-available legal resources for social entrepreneurs.

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