For more than 10 years, Thomson Reuters has collaborated with Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) to provide legal education to those in the developing world. In the early years, support consisted of in-kind print for their training programs, it has since evolved to include more robust and sustainable programs, including eLearning and access to Thomson Reuters on-line platform. These efforts have enabled LWOB to expand their outreach and increase their impact.

Last year LWOB delivered education and training programs on human trafficking, wildlife crime and corruption to lawyers and judges in several African countries last year using these new tools. When the crisis and challenges of Ebola and terrorism threatened to disrupt scheduled training, this new program delivery model ensured that the training could proceed as scheduled. LWOB training programs for 2017 are under development, and Thomson Reuters resources and services will be tapped to ensure they reached their intended audience and are retrievable as needed.

We are proud to have played an active role in helping LWOB deliver their programs and services to government officials and the legal community in Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. To see a highlight reel of these LWOB programs, please click the link below .

This post was written by Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president of Government Affairs and Community Relations at Thomson Reuters. 

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