Work Area: Pro bono

Lifetime Achievement Award: Antonia Stolper

Over nearly three decades, Antonia Stolper – head of Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Latin America affinity group – has made a name for herself as a force of nature in the region’s capital markets space, as well as driving conversations about pro bono and gender diversity. We speak to the winner of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as she steps back from Shearman’s partnership to become of counsel.

23 February 2021

Pro bono: Taking responsibility

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Steps towards greater institutionalisation demonstrate law firms are embedding a culture of pro bono among both their lawyers and wider communities. Firms that are serious about delivering access to justice are taking things to the next level, fostering higher levels of accountability within their internal processes to make sure they secure meaningful results. We present some of the key findings from the latest Latin Lawyer–Vance Center Pro Bono Survey.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: Setting a precedent

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Latin Lawyer spoke to TozziniFreire Advogados partner Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri and pro bono co-ordinator Clara Pacce Pinto Serva about the firm’s collaboration with US tech giant Facebook, non-profit group União de Núcleos, Associações dos Moradores de Heliópolis e Região (UNAS) and Brazilian clearing house Instituto Pro Bono on a project providing legal assistance to residents of a favela in São Paulo. The project was the recipient of Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Project of the Year Award.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: Paving the way

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Latin Lawyer caught up with partner Víctor Manuel Frías Garcés and pro bono co-ordinator Elba Gutiérrez from Mexico’s Greenberg Traurig, SC, after the firm won Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award. They spoke to us about how their firm racked up more than 7,000 pro bono hours in three years, and what milestone they want the practice to achieve next.

22 February 2021

Latin Lawyer's Leading Lights for pro bono

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Here we celebrate “Leading Lights”, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: Clearing the way

Featured in Pro bono 2020

As clearing house membership reaches an all-time high, the institutions across the region acting as the go-between for law firms and pro bono projects are reinventing themselves, adapting to the times to provide first-class responses to those most in need. They are plugging gaps, as well as making pro bono networks more inclusive.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: A critical state

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Necessity is often considered the greatest driver of innovation. As a result of covid-19, the traditional service model for legal advice across all practice areas has had to evolve, pro bono included. Lawyers who work in this field are having to adapt to continue to provide access to justice for vulnerable people in today’s digitalised and distressed world.

22 February 2021

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center's Pro Bono Survey 2020

Featured in Pro bono 2020

The latest results from our annual research indicate that despite a year of unique and severe challenges, law firms are as committed as ever to doing pro bono. We report on what firms are doing to push their efforts to the next level.

22 February 2021

Rodrigo Elías works pro bono in ventilator project

Peru’s Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has helped a group of companies design and manufacture ventilators for covid-19 patients with severe respiratory difficulties without the financial means to be treated in private clinics.

23 October 2020

Last chance to take part in pro bono survey

The deadline for Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice’s annual pro bono survey is tomorrow, Friday 9 October. Read on to find out how to participate.

08 October 2020

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