Surveys

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

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

21 December 2017

The findings from our latest joint survey suggest pro bono practices are taking root in Latin American law firms. More firms from a greater spread of countries are taking part, and at the same time, a slew of new clearing houses in the region and the growing reach of established initiatives promise to benefit an increasing share of the region’s disadvantaged. Yet challenges remain; in Latin America there is still a deep-rooted culture that is unobliging to pro bono, while lack of funding and uncooperative governments have slowed pro bono’s progress. Vincent Manancourt reports

On the up

21 December 2017

Our survey results suggest that more partners are participating in their firms’ pro bono programmes. While the increase may be small, the greater involvement of senior lawyers is nonetheless encouraging given the impact it has on a law firm’s overall output

Build it and they will come

21 December 2017

In its mission to spread pro bono throughout Latin America, the Vance Center has focused on supporting the development of local clearing houses. Here, we explore how these organisations are taking pro bono to the next level

Leading Lights

21 December 2017

Here we list 56 “Leading Lights”: law firms who responded to our survey and whose pro bono efforts during 2016 stood out

Who represents Latin America's biggest companies?

14 November 2017

Here we present an excerpt from unique research by Latin Lawyer’s sister publication, the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), into the law firms advising the largest companies in the region

The LLM survey

The LLM survey

14 November 2017

Vincent Manancourt looks at the latest findings from our research into which foreign institutions Latin America’s business lawyers are choosing for further study

Latin Lawyer's Associate Salary Survey

Latin Lawyer's Associate Salary Survey

24 August 2017

Managing partners across Latin America are fond of describing legal talent as their most valuable asset, but determining what this talent is worth is far trickier. Latin Lawyer's second Associate Salary Survey reveals that despite firms paying their associates many multiples of their country's average monthly salary, there is striking variation in the structure and generosity of these pay packets.

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2017

09 August 2017

Latin Lawyer profiles the 40 Latin American law firms with an eye firmly on the future.

Latin Lawyer Elite essentials

Latin Lawyer Elite essentials

09 August 2017

The Elite firms of 2017 all exhibit successful, innovative strategies and experience. They have all put considerable thought into how to stay at the top of their respective markets, be it through an international strategy, greater investment in talent or software, or astute business development.

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