Lawyers for International Development®

The alleviation of poverty around the world depends partly on building legal and institutional frameworks that create sustainable enabling environments for social, political and economic growth in developing countries. Through its Lawyers for International Development® program, Johnson Law Group provides the legal expertise for engaging with local counterparts around the world to develop the local capacity and political will for legal, regulatory and institutional reform. We offer technical assistance directly to governments, as well as to international donors and their contractors and grantees. Our core administrative and technical staff is located in Washington, D.C. Utilizing a network of more than 5,000 highly skilled lawyers and around the world, we focus on issues related to rule of law and democracy and governance reform worldwide. Clients have included a wide variety of governments and bilateral and multilateral donors, including USAID, the US Department of State, the United Nations, and others.

Technical Areas

In our current projects, we provide assistance in the areas listed below:
  • Rule of law
  • Commercial law reform
  • Regulatory and administrative law reform
  • Anti-corruption and transparent governance
  • Decentralization and local government
  • Land and property rights
  • Judicial reform, court management and administration
  • Conflict management and mitigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • National policy reform
  • Law and security

Assistance and Methods

Johnson Law Group represents firms and NGOs that receive government grants and contracts. We are expert in providing advice and counsel in issues such as:
  • Proposal development, research and writing
  • Business strategy development
  • Program assessment, design and implementation
  • Training and knowledge transfer
  • Performance monitoring and evaluation
Consultants with requisite experience are encouraged to submit a resume or expression of interest in Johnson Law Group consulting opportunities to For purposes of U.S. federal contracting, the firm is a certified small business pursuant to the provisions of the U.S. Small Business Administration; DUNS no. 826323961. For further information, please download our e-brochure.