M. & M. Bomchil is committed to society. Our attorneys are encouraged to work free of charge in public interest actions, and our firm is part of national and international networks designed for promoting and organizing pro bono work. The assessment of pro bono work is an important part of our attorneys’ professional career.
What is pro bono?
Pro bono is a contraction of the Latin expression "pro bono publicum" (for the public benefit). Taking into account a strict definition, attorneys’ pro bono work is such work involving public interest actions. Taking into account a broader definition, the expression comprises all professional work free of charge, though such work may have no projection or effect on a community. Our firm practices such activity applying both definitions, as in addition to public interest actions we contribute with legal advice service provided free of charge by the Buenos Aires Bar Association.
Since 2000, M. & M. Bomchil and other leading law firms in Argentina have promoted pro bono work, incorporating other attorneys and dealing with famous lawsuits.
Important national and international networks on this area link our firm to both law firms and non-governmental organizations alike.
Lawsuits handled by the firm have increased their complexity and public impact.
Since 2004, the firm has been making efforts in defending rights of people with disabilities. In the amparo (summary proceedings for enforcement of constitutional rights) proceedings "Kuzis c/ GCBA" and "Marecos c/GCBA", important judgments have been entered in plaintiffs’ favor which, in addition to our objective of defending our clients, will serve as precedents in the area of labor opportunities to be granted to disabled people. Presently we are dealing with a collective amparo on this same matter, which would produce a direct effect on all disabled people residing at the city of Buenos Aires.
M. & M. Bomchil is part of Pro Bono Work in Public Interest Actions and Free Legal Advice commissions of the City of Buenos Aires Bar Association and the Voluntary Attorneys Network of Poder Ciudadano NGO.
The firm actively contributes with pro bono initiatives taken by institutions such as the University of San Andrés, the Cyrus Vance Center of New York, and the Pro Bono Foundation of Chile, among others.