ABA Business Law Pro Bono Project - Microfinance
Business lawyers can be effective in providing assistance to organizations seeking to alleviate poverty throughout the world. Most often, business lawyers volunteer their time and skills in assisting donor-supported, non-profit, non-government organizations which supply loans and other basic financial services to the poor. These organizations have led the way in providing credit to the poor in developing countries. Access to credit has been shown to be an effective instrument for poverty reduction. A business lawyer providing free or low-cost legal services to a microfinance organization may have a profound effect on the welfare of a village across the globe.
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Resources - U.S.
Blue Sky survey
U.S. Charitable solicitation surveys
Registration, filing requirements
Resources - International
Foreign Regulatory Environment Resources
Microfinance Regulation and Supervision Resource Center
International Employment Law Resources
Foreign Intellectual Property Resources
Standby letter of credit facilities
Memorandum of Understanding with MFI partner