At BMAJ we are proud of our dedication to pro bono services. We have been an active member of the Pro Bono Foundation in Chile since it was created, with founding partner Alejandro Álvarez a member of its board of directors. We are also an original subscriber of the Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas signed in 2007, which commits us to increasing year on year the time and resources we dedicate to pro bono matters.
Our lawyers provide their time and expertise to those who have difficulty accessing the justice system, as well as non-profit organizations and various groups promoting collective public interest causes. Over the past 10 years, we have supported pro bono clients in matters such as disability rights, medical malpractice, entrepreneurship, educational projects for communities at risk, and people and organizations that have been victims of fraud, among others. In each of these cases, our lawyers act with the same level professionalism and dedication that characterizes BMAJ in the legal market.
We are pleased that our pro bono efforts have been recognised on several occasions, both nationally and internationally.
We have been awarded Pro Bono “Law Firm of the Year” by Chile’s Fundación Pro Bono for our “tremendous compassion, professionalism and proactivity”, both in 2019 and in 2007.
We have also been included The Vance Center’s list of Pro Bono “Leading Lights” since 2014.
Several of our lawyers have also been recognised by the Fundación Pro Bono for their outstanding commitment to bono work, in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013.
Throughout 2019 we participated in the “Desafío Pro Bono” (Pro Bono Challenge), an annual contest organized by Chile’s Fundación Pro Bono that gives law students an opportunity to work on real-life cases with the support and resources of major law firms, in order to develop long-term, replicable solutions to important social issues.
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