Here we celebrate “Leading Lights”, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.
The average hourly rate charged by Latin American law firms is falling. Data suggests this was the case even before the onset of the economic crisis induced by covid-19, particularly for associate rates. As firms consider creative means to serve challenged clients, prices are likely to reduce even further.
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.
The complete shortlist for Latin Lawyer's 10th annual Deal of the Year Awards is now available here.
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
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 law
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.