Work Area: Pro bono

Pro bono: Leading Lights

Featured in Pro bono 2023

Latin Lawyer is pleased to present our Leading Lights for 2023, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening a culture of pro bono in Latin America.

21 November 2023

Pro bono without borders

Featured in Pro bono 2023

Through a bounty of high-powered legal offerings and access to global networks, international law firms hold the power to strengthen rule of law and democracy in Latin America by leveraging their resources to elevate pro bono work in the region.

20 November 2023

Pro bono: universal rights for all

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Latin Lawyer spoke to lawyers from Ferrere (Uruguay) about how they helped the Down Association of Uruguay add an article to the national social security law, creating a tailored retirement age and policy for people with Down syndrome, and how this first-of-its-kind legislation will ignite change across Latin America.

17 November 2023

Pro bono: nourishing the hearts and minds of the future

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Latin Lawyer spoke to Venezuelan firm Araquereyna about its non-profit initiative Asopica, which recently set up a new school for young indigenous children living in the southwestern plains of Apure.

16 November 2023

Pro bono: champion diversity to thrive

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Firms where lawyers are cut from the same socio-economic cloth may struggle to unlock their pro bono potential by failing to understand the specific needs of marginalised groups. To better understand this, Latin Lawyer spoke to firms in Latin America about the successes and lessons learned from pro bono projects with transgender and non-binary people.

15 November 2023

Pro bono: the ties that bind

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As Latin Lawyer continues analysing the results of its pro bono survey, our data shows that firms must keep putting in both time and resources to strengthen their relationships with clearinghouses if they want to promote real change and make pro bono an asset of Latin America’s legal sector.

14 November 2023

Beccar Varela’s María Fernanda Mierez gets IBA pro bono award

The IBA has presented María Fernanda Mierez, partner at Argentine law firm Beccar Varela, with its 2023 pro bono award, recognising her long commitment to the development and provision of free legal aid.

14 November 2023

Pro bono: promoting a cultural shift

Featured in Pro bono 2023

Pro bono is a sure-fire way for firms to retain the finest legal talent and solidify their reputations in a world where social accountability is more important than ever. But recent data collected by Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice shows that firms must work to broaden their appeal to lawyers and implement rigorous monitoring mechanisms to transform pro bono from a programme into a priority.

13 November 2023

DLA Piper helps NGOs pro bono on Peruvian debt-for-nature swap

Five DLA Piper LLP offices have provided pro bono legal advice to four international non-government organisations – including World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – as they signed a debt-for-nature swap, cutting Peru’s debt to the US by US$18 million over the next 13 years.

02 October 2023

Baker McKenzie elects new LatAm diversity and pro bono leaders

Baker McKenzie has appointed a partner and an of counsel from member firm Estudio Echecopar as the new heads of its Latin American inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) and pro bono committees, respectively.

19 September 2023

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