2015 was a busy year for Pro Bono projects for AlbagliZaliasnik. We were able to take on and advise many worthy causes in regards to intellectual property as well as corporate, criminal, civil, and labor law. Our attorneys have committed to working with a variety of organizations and corporations to help benefit hundreds of people in need. Some of these included the Papageno Foundation, the Sports and Diversity Corporation (Corporación Deporte y Diversidad), the Contemporary Art Museum, and the Macabi Hatzair Foundation.
An important project that deserves recognition was the work we did with the winners of the Pro Bono Challenge under the title “Organizados Ganamos Todos”. With the help of this project, AZ assisted in establishing a Residents Association for the social housing blocks in the San Bernardo area, and as such helped over 70 families.
Other services provided included giving talks at the penitentiary, a report on the rules governing guide dogs for people with disabilities, and handling inheritance distribution matters, among many others.
Furthermore, reinforcing our interest in helping to promote and defend diversity and non-discrimination, we worked with people and organizations tied to gender and sexual orientation, and disability matters.
We are also pleased to announce that there has been an increase in the lawyers who have taken one or more Pro Bono projects and would like to congratulate them for their efforts. We encourage all lawyers who haven’t done so already to participate in Pro Bono projects in 2016.
In 2015, we averaged 13.9 hours annually per lawyer involved in Pro Bono work. Therefore, we are motivated to meet the challenge stated in the Declaration of Pro Bono Work for the Americas, which suggests 20 hours of annual Pro Bono work per attorney. We encourage everyone to accept the challenge and achieve this goal in 2016!
Director AZ Pro Bono