As a full service corporate law firm, Anjarwalla & Khanna believes it has a responsibility to give back to the community and help those who have no access to legal services. Our pro bono practice allows our lawyers to fulfill their professional and ethical responsibility and make those services available and accessible to those who would otherwise be deprived of legal representation.
Our growing pro bono legal services focus on charitable, religious, civic, community, non-profit and educational matters affecting members with limited resources. We are committed to supporting our community wherever we can. We set out to be part of a positive social change through collaboration with educational institutions on work placement programmes, non-profitable organisations on health, registration and employment issues.
A&K lawyers embody the network’s core values – they are Pan African, down to earth, practical and committed to excellence. The firm exemplifies these qualities by being accessible and committed to providing pro bono services of the same quality as billable services.
A&K has a policy encouraging its entire professional staff to spend 25 hours a year providing pro bono services. The Pro Bono Committee, under the leadership of Aisha Abdallah aims to maximize the impact that this significant time investment will have.
A&K is a member of Trustlaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation pro bono referral organization and an active participant in the New York Bar Association’s Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.
Advising the Center for Reproductive rights, a global reproductive rights organisation that uses constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive rights in over 45 countries, including advising on various employment matters, reviewing the Center for Reproductive Rights Employment Handbook to ensure compliance with Kenyan law statutory requirements and legal precedent, reviewing employment contracts and advising on the process to be followed in disciplinary actions.
Advising Soular Backpack, an organised not-for-profit entity registered in Canada and involved in social enterprise activities, in connection with the types of legal entities and hybrid structures currently used to undertake for-profit activities and not-for-profit activities in Kenya, including advising on the funding options and optimal tax structuring.
Advising Simba Corporation Foundation, in connection with their setting up of a foundation, whose objective is to create opportunities to disadvantaged and marginalised people through provision of technical and entrepreneurial skills.
Advising Educating the Children, a charitable organisation registered in the UK, currently operating a girls’ secondary school in Narok, including providing legal advice on child protection laws, property ownership and liabilities and local labour laws, and drafting employment contracts to be used by its non-teaching staff.