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.
Here we celebrate 55 “Leading Lights”: law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture
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
Any aspiring female lawyer looking for role models need look no further than here, where we profile some of the most inspirational women in the Latin American legal profession today. We encourage readers to consult the methodology used to compile these lists below.
Inspiring women in law
The male domination of the legal profession in Latin America is certainly fading - but how fast? Clare Bolton spoke to leading women lawyers in the region to guage how much progress has been made.