Law firms that stand out for the pro bono work done by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both internally and in their legal market.
Here we list 56 “Leading Lights”: law firms who responded to our survey and whose pro bono efforts during 2016 stood out
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
Here we celebrate 55 “Leading Lights”: law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture
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
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
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
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
As last year, we have selected 50 Leading Lights from our survey respondents, celebrating law firms whose efforts towards pro bono during 2012 stood out. The list consists of firms that we feel deserve to be put in the spotlight thanks to their contribution to the development of a pro bono culture in Latin America
Latin American firms leading the way in the world of pro bono By completing this survey, all of the participating firms have demonstrated an awareness of the importance of the practice of pro bono. Indeed, the results suggest that they are all making headway in instilling a pro bono culture in their institutions, albeit in different ways and at varying speeds.