Surveys

Calling all associates: salary and satisfaction survey now open

Calling all associates: salary and satisfaction survey now open

06 June 2019

Latin Lawyer is conducting research into associates’ salaries and job satisfaction and is inviting lawyers to participate in our research.

Exposing the gap

Exposing the gap

23 May 2019

For the past two years, many UK law firms have been compelled to publicly disclose the difference between what they pay male and female lawyers. Gender pay gap reporting can be a blunt instrument, but acknowledging a problem is the first step to solving it. We consider the implications for Latin America’s legal market.

Why fewer women than men become partners

Why fewer women than men become partners

23 May 2019

Partners sit at the top of the law firm pyramid structure and they have the biggest pay packets. The fact that women are in the minority in most law firm partnerships in Latin America – and indeed the world – is the main reason behind the gender wage gap in the legal profession. Here, we list four common explanations put forward to explain why more women don’t rise through the ranks to become partners.

Do clients care about law firm diversity?

Do clients care about law firm diversity?

23 May 2019

A survey of some 190 corporate counsel by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), which is affiliated to Latin Lawyer, got a mixed response about how important diversity is when it comes to choosing external legal teams. Christina McKeon Frutuoso presents the findings.

Survey highlights scant change to women partner numbers

Survey highlights scant change to women partner numbers

21 May 2019

The average percentage of partner positions at Latin Lawyer 250 firms held by women is now 23%, barely more than the number we reported when we began tracking partner diversity back in 2013.

Latin Lawyer capital markets league table 2018

Latin Lawyer capital markets league table 2018

08 April 2019

Some 150 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise more than US$200 billion through nearly 800 debt and equity capital markets deals throughout 2018, according to Latin Lawyer data.

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s Annual Pro Bono Survey

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s Annual Pro Bono Survey

25 January 2019

The findings from the 2018 Latin Lawyer – Vance Center pro bono survey are testament to the great strides Latin America has made to adopt pro bono into its legal culture. Now in its 11th year, our survey evidences that pro bono is increasingly finding a place within Latin American firms’ day-to-day service offer.

The scene is set

The scene is set

25 January 2019

From the determined strength of pro bono coordinators to the collaborative efforts of law firms (played out increasingly across borders), the results of our annual pro bono survey demonstrate how pro bono is weaved into the fabric of Latin America’s legal market. The work being done around the region showcases the outstanding achievements of lawyers and clearing houses working together. Now, the challenge is to engage even more lawyers in the fight to bring access to justice to all.

The missing piece of the puzzle

The missing piece of the puzzle

25 January 2019

Partner participation in pro bono is still low, despite clearing houses’ best efforts to get the senior level of law firms involved. While firms can still make a big contribution to pro bono without partner involvement, the fact remains the partnership holds the power to effect institutional change necessary to increase the volume of work done.

The roadmap

The roadmap

25 January 2019

It has been a decade since the launch of the Pro Bono Declaration of the Americas, a call to action to expand pro bono across Latin America. We ask lawyers who wrote the declaration about its influence on the evolution of pro bono in the region and what’s needed for the next 10 years.