Promoting the rule of law by harnessing the power of pro bono.

Join a movement of lawyers who are dedicated to promoting access to justice and the rule of law.

Take Action

Gain access to membership benefits:

Community of Advocates

Join a community of lawyers united by a common desire to promote the rule of law.

Promote Data in Law

Get involved in high-impact data driven human rights initiatives.

Provide Mentorship

Mentor the next generation of socially conscious lawyers.

Teach in a Legal Clinic

Teach a session for our legal clinic courses.

Network at Events

Network with other professionals at Lawyer’s Unbound events.

Travel to Advocate

Travel with ICAAD & engage with dynamic local advocates and high-level officials.


Lawyers Provide Training in Fiji

Over 20% of women face sexual harassment in the workplace in Fijij. We are working with Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips partner Susan Bauman to deliver a Stop Sexual Harassment train the trainer program for women’s rights organizations in Fiji

Exposing Gender-Bias in Judicial Decision Making

DLA Piper LLP lawyer Emily Christie helped us uncover gender stereotypes and bias in judicial decisions in over 500 sexual assault and domestic violence cases in the Pacific Region. This in turn led to directly training over 300 judges, attorneys general, senior legal officials, and women’s rights advocates.

Promoting Equality Before the Law

Lawyer Tejinder Singh led the effort for ICAAD to submit an amicus brief in the landmark marriage equality case (Hollingsworth v. Perry) to argue that marriage equality should be a fundamental right based on international human rights law.

Your Membership Leads to Systemic Change

Building Capacity

ICAAD works with local civil society, governments, and universities by building their technology, data, and legal resources.

Access to Justice

Tackling discriminatory policies, customary practices, myths, and stereotypes to promote legislative and judicial reform.

Data Analytics

Using artificial intelligence to streamline legal information to increase consistency, transparency, and accountability.

Pro Bono

Members bring coveted technical skills to a range of high-impact interventions.

Underserved Communities

We work in developing nations where multidisciplinary resources can affect systemic change.

Timely Interventions

Creating rapid response to urgent human rights and rule of law requests.

Why join Lawyers Unbound?

Lawyers play an important role in international development because they understand rules that govern systems and can use evidence to advocate for better policies.

Advance the Sustainable Development Goals

Lawyers Unbound is a vehicle for lawyers to support strategic, timely, and effective interventions by ICAAD and its global partners, and to engage in critical rule of law development initiatives.

GOAL 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

ICAAD has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic & Social Council. In becoming a member, you’ll unite with socially conscious lawyers and global law firms who are committed to human rights.

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Recognition and Awards

Asian Lawyer’s CSR Initiative Award

DLA Piper’s attorney was a finalist for the Asian Lawyer’s CSR Initiative award 2016 for ICAAD’s legal analysis on gender bias in sentencing.

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers

Linklaters was recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm in Social Responsibility 2014 for its comprehensive support of ICAAD.

30 under 30 Pro Bono Award

Colin Biggers Paisley’s attorney was awarded for work including researching legal solutions on climate adaptation in the Pacific for ICAAD.