Surveys

The LLM Survey

The LLM Survey

28 August 2015

Latin Lawyer’s second annual LLM funding survey considers the financing available for associates wanting to study LLMs abroad. Joe Rowley looks at the funding provided by law firms and the alternative sources of financing used by some associates to make up the shortfall. In the second part, we speak to LLM students, past and present, about the challenges they faced raising the tuition fees and hear some tips on how they did it

Associate salary survey

Associate salary survey

13 March 2015

For today’s associate, it seems, money isn’t everything. Based on the results of Latin Lawyer’s inaugural associate salary survey, although increasing numbers of law firms are offering above-inflation salary increases to attract, and retain, young talent, many are finding generous pay packets aren’t enough to entice hard-to-pin-down millennials. Latin Lawyer presented the results to partners from across the region at a round-table event held in Buenos Aires in October last year. Lulu Rumsey reports why this is and finds out what associates really want

Latin Lawyer’s LLM funding survey

Latin Lawyer’s LLM funding survey

08 September 2014

Latin Lawyer’s LLM funding survey explores the financing options law firms provide for lawyers wanting to study LLMs abroad and the terms and conditions are attached. Joe Rowley reports on the findings and speaks to firms from across the region about the factors that drove their decision

Latin Lawyer’s foreign associate programme survey

06 June 2014

Latin Lawyer’s survey of foreign associate programmes looks at which international firms play host to the greatest number of Latin Americans and how the composition of these programmes and total intake has changed over time. Joe Rowley reports

Social networking

Social networking

06 June 2014

With competition among international firms in Latin America hotting up, foreign associate programmes have never been more essential in helping firms forge strong, personal connections within Latin America’s legal community. Joe Rowley finds out how these connections are helping to win work and what firms are doing to maximise the advantages of having the region’s rising stars work in their offices

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Awards announced

28 March 2014

Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its Deal of the Year Awards at its charity dinner, held at the Hotel Unique in São Paulo on Thursday and attended by more than 260 leading names of the Latin American legal community.

The Latin Lawyer and Vance Center pro bono survey

The Latin Lawyer and Vance Center pro bono survey

09 January 2014

Welcome to Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice’s second joint pro bono survey.

Gathering momentum

09 January 2014

It is almost six years to the day since the Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas was launched to promote access to justice and enable lawyers around the Americas to commit at least 20 hours per year to the provision of free legal services and substantial progress has been made since, but what are the realities among Latin American firms? Marieke Breijer investigates

Stories of change

09 January 2014

Barriers, opportunities, attitudes and organisation levels vary between legal markets, and many countries are going through hugely important, yet very different, stages of the evolution towards having a mature pro bono system. Clearinghouse leaders and lawyers known for their commitment to pro bono share their stories with Marieke Breijer

Winning over firms, and lawyers

09 January 2014

While advancements are made year on year, the biggest challenge for those committed to pro bono is to keep the flame alive. Marieke Breijer asks how to build enthusiasm and ensure the practice of pro bono does not get overlooked