TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation's global pro bono marketplace. It is a free service (for both law firms, NGOs and other partners) which connects lawyers in more than 175 countries with NGOs and social enterprises that require pro bono legal assistance. We are a rapidly growing community of more than 4000 members, including over 800 law firms and in-house legal teams who bring the expertise of around 120,000 lawyers from around the world to over 3,800 NGOs and social enterprises. Our mission is to connect people and spread the practice of pro bono around the world – particularly to countries where pro bono is not traditionally practiced. Through pro bono, we aim to improve the operational efficiency of NGOs and give them access to the power of the law which can be used to tackle social problems at a fundamental level. TrustLaw can facilitate legal support for both international and local NGOs and social enterprises with their day-to-day legal needs including, for example: establishing new legal entities and structuring advice, drafting employment contracts and commercial agreements. TrustLaw can also assist on larger, comparative research programmes that focus on social or policy issues. TrustLaw's legal research work addresses some of the most under-reported global issues, often comparing and analysing laws across a number of jurisdictions to highlight best practices and identify areas for reform.