In order to promote and strengthen the launched initiative with the “Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas”, in May 2013 the main Peruvian Law Firms joined forces to formalize the “Alianza Pro Bono Perú”, an additional step in the pro social culture institutionalization within all the law firms in Peru.
The main organizational goal is not also to create a platform that contributes to respond to unsatisfied demands for access to justice, but to value and promote pro bono work between attorneys and students. In that sense, Lazo & De Romaña Abogados participate in the promotion and implementation of this initiative as one of the Corporate Social Responsibility objectives. Therefore, we encourage pro bono work and identify new opportunities for legal assistance through: (i) law dissemination; (ii) contribution to the formulation of public policies; and (iii) sponsorship of individual (people affected by some vulnerability factor) or collective (sustainable human development) cases.
Currently, our founding partner Jorge Lazo Navarro is a member of the Board of Directors of the “Alianza Pro Bono Perú”, and the firm has been recognized as “Pro Bono Leading Light”, awarded by Latin Lawyer magazine and The Vance Center of New York in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
As per the objectives indicated above, our firm is part of the Pro Bono program known as Trust Law of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which dedicates to the promotion and defense of human rights, women empowerment, free and independent journalism, and access to justice. Lazo & De Romaña Abogados is proud to collaborate with an initiative dedicated to pro bono global legal assistance services that brings NGOs and social enterprises in contact with the best law firms in the world.
Jose Antonio Jaramillo