Work Area: Pro bono

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08 January 2018

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center’s annual pro bono survey

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The findings from our latest joint survey suggest pro bono practices are taking root in Latin American law firms. More firms from a greater spread of countries are taking part, and at the same time, a slew of new clearing houses in the region and the growing reach of established initiatives promise to benefit an increasing share of the region’s disadvantaged. Yet challenges remain; in Latin America there is still a deep-rooted culture that is unobliging to pro bono, while lack of funding and uncooperative governments have slowed pro bono’s progress. Vincent Manancourt reports

21 December 2017

On the up

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Our survey results suggest that more partners are participating in their firms’ pro bono programmes. While the increase may be small, the greater involvement of senior lawyers is nonetheless encouraging given the impact it has on a law firm’s overall output

21 December 2017

Build it and they will come

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In its mission to spread pro bono throughout Latin America, the Vance Center has focused on supporting the development of local clearing houses. Here, we explore how these organisations are taking pro bono to the next level

21 December 2017

Leading Lights

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Here we list 56 “Leading Lights”: law firms who responded to our survey and whose pro bono efforts during 2016 stood out

21 December 2017

Demarest launches social responsibility programme

Brazilian firm Demarest Advogados has launched a social responsibility programme to strengthen ties with the communities where its offices are located.

01 November 2017

Same-sex marriage conference to take place in Costa Rica

The Latin American Foundation for the Promotion and Protection of the LGBTI Population (Fundación Igualitos) has organised a four-day conference on same-sex marriage that will start on 8 November in San José, Costa Rica and promote ongoing efforts towards legalisation.

03 October 2017

Beccar Varela lawyer scoops pro bono award

An associate at Beccar Varela in Argentina has been named lawyer of the year by the pro bono arm of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, beating off competition from five other candidates.

02 October 2017

Buenos Aires clearinghouse expands reach across Argentina

Buenos Aires clearinghouse Comisión Pro Bono e Interés Público (CPBIP) has expanded its remit to cover the rest of Argentina, launching a new website enabling it to offer services across the country.

26 September 2017

Posse Herrera helps cancer research foundation register in Colombia

Posse Herrera Ruiz has helped cancer treatment and research foundation Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo register as a health services institution in Colombia.

17 August 2017

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