Work Area: Pro bono

Last chance to complete pro bono survey

Today is the last day to complete the Latin Lawyer and Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice’s annual pro bono survey. Read on to find out how to participate.

11 October 2021

Tauil & Chequer signs Pro Bono Declaration of the Americas

Brazilian law firm Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has signed the Vance Centre’s Pro Bono Declaration of the Americas (PBDA).

02 August 2021

Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year: Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

Through Fundación Fabián Ponce Ordóñez – an organisation dedicated to providing free legal help to those in need – Ecuador’s Pérez Bustamante & Ponce has handled over 30,000 pro bono cases (and counting), impacting the lives of more than 150,000 people to date. For championing a resolute commitment to pro bono work in Latin America’s legal community, it is Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year.

03 June 2021

Pro Bono Project of the Year: Peru’s Masi ventilator

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

Latin Lawyer speaks to Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados partners Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado, Carlos Carpio and Raúl Hidalgo about the firm’s advice on the development of crucial mechanical ventilator technology currently being used to save lives amid the covid-19 pandemic. The Masi ventilator initiative wins this year’s Pro Bono Project of the Year Award.

03 June 2021

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: 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

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

Featured in Pro bono 2020

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

Featured in Pro bono 2020

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

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