Morales & Besa partner participates in Pro Bono Challenge

January 14, 2013

Morales & Besa partner Carlos Silva was part of the jury that on January 7 last selected four of the best social projects presented by law students, under the Challenge Pro Bono Program, which will be implemented within five months. Pro Bono Challenge is an initiative organized by Fundación Pro Bono Chile seeking help meet legal partner or problematic situations to improve access to justice, such as victims of domestic violence, the elderly and persons deprived of liberty, among others, through projects that have law students. The four winning projects will be carried out under the auspices of Carey & Co.; Albagli Zaliasnik; Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr and Gutierrez, Waugh, Jimeno & Asenjo, and also have the support of the Foundation Pro Bono. The winners proposed: by telephone to answer legal questions of immigrants, dissemination of the rights of persons with disabilities through social networks and legal advice in cases of discrimination, promotion of consumer rights and assistance with loans and conducting lectures and training to bring the law to the community.

Carlos Silva said the project “is very interesting because it allows law students with good ideas and interest in helping most vulnerable, to carry out projects of Pro Bono legal advice.”