Torys LLP has won a global pro bono award for its work with Prajwala, an anti-trafficking non-profit, to stop the distribution of images and videos of sexual violence in India.
The 2017 TrustLaw Awards, presented in London, UK on September 28, are an annual celebration of pro bono work, organized by the Thomson Reuters Foundation (Thomson Reuters is also the publisher of Legal Feeds.)
“It was really exciting, it was a fantastic project to be involved with,” says Lara Guest, an associate at Torys who was involved with the project with a team of lawyers at Torys and attended the awards in London last week. “Attending the award itself was quite a fascinating experience because you really saw firsthand how much work is going on on an international level with all these sorts of issues. It is really neat the way the TrustLaw Foundation is able to connect various NGOs and countries to work on these global level projects in a way that meets the needs of the NGOs and gives the law firms the opportunity to contribute.”