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Presented by ...
““... Ask not what your... Ask not what your
country can do for you - askcountry can do for you - ask
what you can do for ...
That is whatThat is what Pro BonoPro Bono work is all about!work is all about!
1. Definition:1. Definition:
 Latin expression: “for the public good”.Latin expression: “for the public good”.
 ““Being,...
1. Definition:1. Definition:
Pro BonoPro Bono x Volunteeringx Volunteering
In a global definition,In a global definition, ...
2.2. Pro BonoPro Bono and the Lawyers:and the Lawyers:
Pro bonoPro bono brings three primary benefitsbrings three primary ...
2.2. Pro BonoPro Bono and the Lawyers:and the Lawyers:
Ways of makingWays of making pro bonopro bono::
1) Public entities;...
2.2. Pro BonoPro Bono and the Lawyers:and the Lawyers:
Pro BonoPro Bono and the weband the web::
1) Email;1) Email;
2) Sky...
3. Pro Bono in Brazil
 It is an activity still growing;It is an activity still growing;
 The branch of the state of Sao ...
3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report
Rio de Janeiro State Court of JusticeRio de Janeiro State Court of Justice
 Th...
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““It...
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Rio de Janeiro State Court of JusticeRio de Janeiro State Court of Justice
““It...
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Rio de Janeiro State Court of JusticeRio de Janeiro State Court of Justice
 Ot...
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Rio de Janeiro State Court of JusticeRio de Janeiro State Court of Justice
““Ju...
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 The Br...
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Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Associatio...
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Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Associatio...
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Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Associatio...
3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report
Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Associatio...
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Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Associatio...
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Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Associatio...
4. Conclusion4. Conclusion
 Pro bono can not be a right or an option. It must be a
lawyer duty;
 Lawyers have the duty t...
Pro BonusPro Bonus
““Injustice anywhere is a threat toInjustice anywhere is a threat to
justice everywhere”.justice everywhere”.
Martin Luthe...
Thank you for your time!
brunobarata@cmtadv.com.br
bruno@abja.com.br
www.cmtadv.com.br
www.abja.com.br
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"Pro bono: service for nothing and experience for free!" (International Bar Association Annual Conference - Vancouver 2010)

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Presentation of Bruno Barata Magalhaes, partner of Correa de Mello & Tolomei (www.cmtadv.com.br) in the session "Pro bono: service for nothing and experience for free!", held in the International Bar Association Annual Conference 2010, in Vancouver.

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  1. 1. Pro BonoPro Bono: service for nothing and experience for free!: service for nothing and experience for free! Presented by Bruno Barata MagalhaesPresented by Bruno Barata Magalhaes brunobarata@cmtadv.com.brbrunobarata@cmtadv.com.br International Bar AssociationInternational Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee &Young Lawyers Committee & Pro BonoPro Bono and Access to Justice Committeeand Access to Justice Committee Annual Conference - VancouverAnnual Conference - Vancouver 5th October 20105th October 2010 The Brazilian ReportThe Brazilian Report
  2. 2. ““... Ask not what your... Ask not what your country can do for you - askcountry can do for you - ask what you can do for yourwhat you can do for your country”.country”. U.S. President JohnU.S. President John F. KennedyF. Kennedy Inaugural addressInaugural address – 20th January 1961– 20th January 1961
  3. 3. That is whatThat is what Pro BonoPro Bono work is all about!work is all about!
  4. 4. 1. Definition:1. Definition:  Latin expression: “for the public good”.Latin expression: “for the public good”.  ““Being, involving, or doing professional and especially legal workBeing, involving, or doing professional and especially legal work donated especially for the public good”.donated especially for the public good”.  Pro BonoPro Bono is not regulated by the Brazilian Bar Association or by anyis not regulated by the Brazilian Bar Association or by any law. The only law that mentions a kind of volunteer work is thelaw. The only law that mentions a kind of volunteer work is the Federal Law 9.608/98, which regulates the volunteering;Federal Law 9.608/98, which regulates the volunteering;
  5. 5. 1. Definition:1. Definition: Pro BonoPro Bono x Volunteeringx Volunteering In a global definition,In a global definition, Pro BonoPro Bono work differs fromwork differs from volunteering because, in the first one, the personvolunteering because, in the first one, the person contributes, without pay,contributes, without pay, with his professional activitywith his professional activity..
  6. 6. 2.2. Pro BonoPro Bono and the Lawyers:and the Lawyers: Pro bonoPro bono brings three primary benefitsbrings three primary benefits:: 1)1) Assisting people in need (essence ofAssisting people in need (essence of pro bonopro bono);); 2) Becoming known in the legal community;2) Becoming known in the legal community; 3) Making a network of contacts.3) Making a network of contacts.
  7. 7. 2.2. Pro BonoPro Bono and the Lawyers:and the Lawyers: Ways of makingWays of making pro bonopro bono:: 1) Public entities;1) Public entities; 2) Individual pro bono;2) Individual pro bono; 3) Law firm;3) Law firm; 4) Associations.4) Associations.
  8. 8. 2.2. Pro BonoPro Bono and the Lawyers:and the Lawyers: Pro BonoPro Bono and the weband the web:: 1) Email;1) Email; 2) Skype;2) Skype; 3) Website;3) Website; 4) YouTube;4) YouTube; 5) Social networks.5) Social networks.
  9. 9. 3. Pro Bono in Brazil  It is an activity still growing;It is an activity still growing;  The branch of the state of Sao Paulo, of the Brazilian BarThe branch of the state of Sao Paulo, of the Brazilian Bar Association, is the first branch in Brazil that developedAssociation, is the first branch in Brazil that developed rules forrules for pro bonopro bono and law firms;and law firms;  It is a requirement for promotion and bonus in a fewIt is a requirement for promotion and bonus in a few number of law firms;number of law firms;
  10. 10. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Rio de Janeiro State Court of JusticeRio de Janeiro State Court of Justice  The Rio de Janeiro State Court of Justice develops an interesting work with the poor communities;  Judges, prosecutors and public defenders take the Court to the communities: “itinerant justice programme”;  In small courts held in buses and tents in the communities, several cases are initiated and resolved;
  11. 11. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Rio de Janeiro State Court of JusticeRio de Janeiro State Court of Justice ““Itinerant Justice” ProgrammeItinerant Justice” Programme
  12. 12. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Rio de Janeiro State Court of JusticeRio de Janeiro State Court of Justice ““Itinerant Justice” ProgrammeItinerant Justice” Programme
  13. 13. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Rio de Janeiro State Court of JusticeRio de Janeiro State Court of Justice  Other work of the Court is the “Justice Citizen”“Justice Citizen” Programme;Programme;  Judges, prosecutors, public defenders and lawyers makeJudges, prosecutors, public defenders and lawyers make presentations to the community about justice andpresentations to the community about justice and citizenship;citizenship;  Each presentation has a specific theme and specialists inEach presentation has a specific theme and specialists in each area are invited to present their visions about theeach area are invited to present their visions about the subject;subject;
  14. 14. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Rio de Janeiro State Court of JusticeRio de Janeiro State Court of Justice ““Justice Citizen” ProgrammeJustice Citizen” Programme
  15. 15. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Brazilian Young Lawyers AssociationBrazilian Young Lawyers Association  The Brazilian Young Lawyers Association developed theThe Brazilian Young Lawyers Association developed the programme “programme “Access to Justice in the Poor Communities”;Access to Justice in the Poor Communities”;  The members of the association provide free legalThe members of the association provide free legal assistance to the poor communities in a law firm buildassistance to the poor communities in a law firm build inside it;inside it;  The service is not limited to preventive assistance. ThereThe service is not limited to preventive assistance. There are also cases of litigation;are also cases of litigation;
  16. 16. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Association programme Access to Justice in the Poor Communities:Access to Justice in the Poor Communities:
  17. 17. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Association programme Access to Justice in the Poor Communities:Access to Justice in the Poor Communities:
  18. 18. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Association programme Access to Justice in the Poor Communities:Access to Justice in the Poor Communities:
  19. 19. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Association programme Social Responsibility WeekSocial Responsibility Week  The second largest work of the Brazilian Young LawyersThe second largest work of the Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programme was the social responsibility week,Association programme was the social responsibility week, promoted from 21 to 23 of September;promoted from 21 to 23 of September;  In a public square, the members of the associationIn a public square, the members of the association provided free legal assistance to the public;provided free legal assistance to the public;
  20. 20. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Association programme Social Responsibility Week
  21. 21. 3.1. Brazilian Report3.1. Brazilian Report Brazilian Young Lawyers Association programmeBrazilian Young Lawyers Association programme Social Responsibility Week
  22. 22. 4. Conclusion4. Conclusion  Pro bono can not be a right or an option. It must be a lawyer duty;  Lawyers have the duty to give back to society the technical education they had;  Pro bono work brings several bonuses for the lawyer. Helping those in need is priceless, as well as contacts that can be made. In that way, we can say that pro bono is…
  23. 23. Pro BonusPro Bonus
  24. 24. ““Injustice anywhere is a threat toInjustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.justice everywhere”. Martin Luther King Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963.
  25. 25. Thank you for your time! brunobarata@cmtadv.com.br bruno@abja.com.br www.cmtadv.com.br www.abja.com.br
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