Pro Bono 2016: An Overview

Author:Mr Gonzalo Fontana and Julia Anabel Sainz
Profession:Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
 
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During 2016, once again we reached our objective of bringing the law to people and vulnerable sectors of our community so they may have access to justice.

Through pro bono work and as members of the Pro Bono Commission of the Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires Bar Association), Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal fulfills its social responsibility remit by providing legal advice to social organizations in the third sector and individuals in particular, on a variety of subjects including minority, disability, education, gender violence, and diversity.

During 2016, we once again reached our objective of bringing the law to people and vulnerable sectors of our community so they may have access to justice thanks to the commitment of the professionals of the firm who maintained the high volume work of the year before.

Through the pro bono initiative, during 2016 we advised more than 70 foundations, associations and non-governmental organizations and accompanied dozens of people in situations of vulnerability so they were able to defend their rights and obtain advice and sponsorship from a law firm for free. We kept our commitment to the investigation and development of legal sciences in social interest matters, participating and organizing dissertations and conferences and working with over 20 law firms worldwide in overall to contribute to build a better path through social inclusion.

2016 overview

i. Familias de Esperanza

Reaffirming our commitment with the children's home Familias de Esperanza, we continue to offer legal advice together with Bullo Law Firm and Dr. Alejandro Molina.

Driven by the conviction that children should not be reduced to mere records, we work on each one of the cases in a personalized and multidisciplinary way, continually giving support to the professionals of the institution from the moment the children arrive at the home until...

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