DLA Piper, through our nonprofit affiliate New Perimeter, continues to assist legal nonprofit Mexico Appleseed in its mission of furthering a sustainable pro bono culture and network in Mexico.
Among their collaborative pro bono work, DLA Piper Mexico, S.C. and Mexico Appleseed have provided legal assistance the Mexican Pro Bono Network, delivered seminars to law students from the Universidad Panamericana (UP), and contributed to the Unaccompanied Minor Project.
In August, Mexico Appleseed launched the Manual on Transparency and Anti-Corruption Best Practices for Civil Society Organizations. The project, which was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is the first effort to promote transparency practices for civil society organizations (CSOs) in Mexico.
This initiative was made possible in part by DLA Piper’s financial support for the development of a corresponding interactive tool that will enable CSOs to learn about transparency and the prevention of corrupt practices in an easy and engaging manner.
Earlier this month, Lisa Dewey, Pro Bono Partner at DLA Piper US, visited our Mexico City office to connect with firm colleagues, discuss important pro bono trends, and present during a “Pause and Reflect” session titled, “Trends and New Pro Bono Practices in the Americas.” In her presentation, Lisa emphasized the importance of connecting with our clients and each other through pro bono, and shared helpful tips on how to choose pro bono cases. Alongside Mexico Appleseed, Lisa additionally delivered a pro bono seminar to over 30 UP law students.