Work Area: Pro bono

Rising from the ashes

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Christina McKeon Frutuoso speaks to Prieto partner and pro bono coordinator Cristóbal Raby, and senior associate Juan Andrés Ilharreborde (who heads the firm’s work with Chile’s clearing house, Fundación Pro Bono). They told us about their work with Fundación Desafío Levantemos Chile to help provide relief after the worst wildfires in Chilean history. The initiative was the recipient of Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Project of the Year Award in 2019.

07 February 2020

Leading by example

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Christina McKeon Frutuoso speaks to Carolina Zang, the managing partner of Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados. Her firm was the winner of Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award in 2019.

06 February 2020

Leading Lights 2019

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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.

05 February 2020

Finding their voice

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With the help of dedicated clearing houses and determined pro bono coordinators, Latin American law firms are delivering free legal advice to the people who most need it – and, more than ever, they want to talk about their achievements.

04 February 2020

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s Pro Bono Survey

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Our latest survey continues to evidence the great efforts Latin American law firms are making to adopt pro bono into their culture. Ahead of publishing the full results on what institutional measures law firms are doing to promote pro bono, today we take a look at an area in which many law firms have reported doing work: migration.

03 February 2020

The migration train

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Perhaps no other image best captures the desperation of Latin America’s poorest and most vulnerable migrants than that of La bestia, a freight train route commonly used by Central American migrants to reach the US. On their journeys to new lives, people on the move in Latin America face legal uncertainty, vulnerability and alienation. This has necessitated an unprecedented need for pro bono counsel from lawyers, finds Latin Lawyer.

03 February 2020

PUC-Rio establishes first university endowment in Brazil

On the back of a new law regulating endowments in Brazil, Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has helped a group of former students from Brazilian catholic university PUC-Rio establish a fund backed by alumni donations to finance scholarships.

10 December 2019

Latin Lawyer-Vance Center pro bono survey deadline extended

The deadline for Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice’s annual pro bono survey has been extended by a week.

26 September 2019

Ferrere launches corporate social responsibility programme in Uruguay

Ferrere (Uruguay) has launched a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme called Transforma, which supports organisations promoting education and social development in Latin America.

16 September 2019

Tell us about your pro bono work!

Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice have launched their joint annual pro bono survey. Read on to find out how to participate.

22 August 2019

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