Surveys

Time to find a middle ground

Time to find a middle ground

10 April 2017

The results of Latin Lawyer’s 2017 fee survey suggest Latin American law firms have preserved their value in the face of persistent price pressure from clients, but there is still room for improvement when it comes to putting together accurate, and profitable, fee proposals. Rosie Cresswell asks if project-based costing is the answer

What’s mine is yours. Or is it?

02 February 2017

By handling top client accounts at an institutional level, as opposed to leaving them to individual partners, law firms can increase client loyalty and boost revenue. A survey by Latin Lawyer and management consultancy Gulland Padfield suggests there are significant opportunities for firms in Latin America to seize upon client account management as a differentiator. But are the region’s partners ready to share their relationships?

Making an impact

Making an impact

15 December 2016

Clearing houses across the region are putting high-impact projects at the top of their agenda because they can bring about systemic change. Rosie Cresswell asks how law firms can maximise the results of their pro bono projects

Absent partners?

Absent partners?

14 December 2016

The results of Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s annual pro bono survey suggest a reduction in partner participation in pro bono work, but is there a bigger story behind the numbers? 

A marathon not a sprint

A marathon not a sprint

13 December 2016

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center have been producing a survey on pro bono work in Latin America since 2011, through which we endeavour to track law firms’ implementation of institutional policies that will create an environment where all lawyers do pro bono work.

Scaling up: Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s annual pro bono survey

Scaling up: Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s annual pro bono survey

12 December 2016

The findings of our fifth joint pro bono survey provide plenty of reasons to feel positive. Pro bono appears to have turned a corner in Latin America thanks to an ever strengthening infrastructure and the greater willingness of more firms to take part. While the survey results might not show a significant uptick year on year, law firms are nevertheless making great strides in the implementation of policies needed to make pro bono more commonplace. Of course, there are challenges to overcome, such as engaging more partners in pro bono cases. However, the latest focus on high-impact cases could help achieve that, alongside producing a dramatic increase in the value of pro bono work. Rosie Cresswell reports

Leading lights

Leading lights

05 December 2016

Here we celebrate 55 “Leading Lights”: law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture 

Latin Lawyer Associate Satisfaction Survey

Latin Lawyer Associate Satisfaction Survey

09 November 2016

While they may have a reputation for being strong-willed, demanding and in constant need of feedback, Latin Lawyer’s inaugural Associate Satisfaction Survey finds that young attorneys across the region are largely happy with their law firms. 

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

09 November 2016

Across the region, associates are reporting higher levels of satisfaction than perhaps ever before. Joe Rowley finds out why

Doing their homework

09 November 2016

For generations of Latin American lawyers, a punishing schedule and long hours were unavoidable aspects of their chosen career, but a new generation of associates is challenging these established notions. Joe Rowley finds out how managing partners are responding  

Room for improvement

03 November 2016

While associates across Latin America are generally happy, it would be strange if they didn’t have any complaints. Rosie Cresswell reports on their biggest gripes, and considers whether they should be a cause for concern for law firm leaders

Money matters

Money matters

29 September 2016

As law firms in Latin America grow and face new competitive challenges, the pressure to re-evaluate partner compensation systems is on. As more law firms change to models that reward performance, how can law firm leaders appear objective and fair when sharing out the pie? asks Rosie Cresswell