We partner with The Akanksha Foundation in India and Global Mentorship Initiative (GMI), in the United States. Our collaboration supports a Pro bono mentorship program that addresses bridging the challenging gap between education and employability in India. We engage through an online platform that is planned and coordinated by GMI. Through this effort, our lawyers provide professional guidance and share their business skills with Akanksha’s Alumni, at present college students in Pune.
Touchstone & iProbono
We support i-Probono, a non-profit network that connects civil society organizations with lawyers for the public good. Our engagements include diverse projects through the networks’ global outreach and contributions to both Indian and overseas civil society organizations across jurisdictions. We assist these organizations in transactional work, such as drafting or reviewing contracts, as well as drafting policies in line with applicable law.
Touchstone Partners has instituted a scholarship in honour of Reema Ray, a graduate of The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (NUJS), and an associate at our firm from 2008 until her untimely demise in 2013. Reema embodied the values the firm holds most dear – an ability and desire for high performance coupled with a sense of empathy.
This scholarship supports and encourages deserving students of the NUJS LL.B Programme to build an academic and professional career based on the values that made Reema such an impressive lawyer and human being.