Work Area: Pro bono

Deadline extended for Latin Lawyer-Vance Center pro bono survey

The deadline to fill out the Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center's annual pro bono survey has been extended to Friday, 11 August.

31 July 2017

The clearing houses

Latin Lawyer’s eleventh annual awards ceremony was held in aid of three of the region’s pro bono clearing houses: Brazil’s Instituto Pro Bono, Paraguay’s CIDSEP and Fundación Pro Bono in the Dominican Republic. Here we profile the three organisations.

20 June 2017

Lex Mundi honours Demarest Advogados for pro bono work

Brazil’s Demarest Advogados is one of four firms commended by elite global law firm network Lex Mundi for providing critical pro bono legal services.

31 May 2017

Latin Lawyer Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Alex Ali Mendez Diaz is a pro bono lawyer spearheading the fight for same-sex marriage across socially conservative Mexico. For his efforts, he won Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award this year

16 May 2017

First social impact bond programme implemented in Colombia

Baker McKenzie (Colombia) and Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados have helped structure a social impact bond programme (SIB), backed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Swiss government, that plans to stimulate employment in Colombia and is the first SIB implemented in a developing country.

11 April 2017

Pro Bono profile: Fundación Pro Bono in the Dominican Republic

Latin Lawyer’s 11th annual charity awards ceremony is being held in aid of three of the region’s pro bono clearinghouses, including Fundación Pro Bono in the Dominican Republic.

23 February 2017

Promoting pro bono

The Vance Center has had a seismic impact on the development of pro bono in Latin America. Leire Larracoechea, an integral member of the team, talks to Zach Marzouk about her contribution to creating the region’s pro bono infrastructure and her ultimate goal to replicate it in her home country, Spain.

21 February 2017

Latin Lawyer announces Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award

Featured in 11th Annual Awards

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce this year’s winner of the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award: Alex Ali Mendez Diaz of México Igualitario, a campaign group for equal marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Mexico.

08 February 2017

Delivering more…

Featured in 3rd Annual LACCA Awards

No major company is complete these days without a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme that demonstrates a commitment to human rights, the environment and sustainability. LACCA speaks to DHL’s Latin American team, the winners of this year’s Social Responsibility Award, to find out how they are delivering more than just packages to their communities in the region.

16 December 2016

Making an impact

Clearing houses across the region are putting high-impact projects at the top of their agenda because they can bring about systemic change. Rosie Cresswell asks how law firms can maximise the results of their pro bono projects

15 December 2016

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