PRO BONO PRACTICE, AT THE HEART OF OUR BOGOTA LAW FIRM
Pro Bono legal services have been an important part of our firm since Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados was created. While such services are not obligatory for lawyers in Colombia, Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados since its inception believed that it could never be fulfilled, neither in its role as a leading law firm nor as a critical social player, without giving back to the community doing what it does best. Because of this, Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados has always reserved legal aid to marginalized communities and neighborhoods.
CREATING THE COLOMBIAN PRO BONO FOUNDATION
In 2009, Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados acted as one of the founders of the Fundación Pro Bono Colombia, a non-profit group that allocates legal aid to the less fortunate with the objective of making justice accessible to all Colombians. Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados also helped the Fundación to structure the work manual for uncompensated legal services for attorneys.
The Fundación Pro Bono is made up of over 500 lawyers in Colombia who all work together to facilitate the path to justice for the disadvantaged and the organizations that assist them. Fundación Pro Bono is a revolutionary organization, unlike any other in Colombia, because of the massive projects it has successfully undertaken and the original initiative of its founders. The group is also part of the Pro Bono Zone of the Americas.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN COLOMBIA: MTA’S CONTRIBUTIONS
Our lawyers in Bogota undertake pro bono legal work in two ways: both through the foundation and through work that is sent directly to the firm. At Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados, each attorney, regardless of ranking, must complete 20 hours of pro bono work per year. Our Bogotá corporate lawyers work on their own cases as well as in groups for resolving cases of high social impact.
Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados has made significant strides through its volunteering, particularly in a few fields of specialization:
- Writ for protection of fundamental rights
- Access to healthcare
- Family, women´s, and children´s rights
- Ethnic communities
- The recognition of victims
Within these areas of work, MTA has managed to deliver justice to countless groups of victims and their families. It is with great pride that we announce the successful battle for rights of each one, as our innovation is saving lives. These achievements include protecting the land of indigenous communities, gaining recognition for victims, and provisioning pensions and successions for the elderly.
CONTACT OUR LAWYERS IN BOGOTA
We are dedicated to providing quality service during judicial processes. To learn more about our pro bono practice, or about our firm, contact us! We handle national and international transactions in a wide variety of practice areas with an innovative mindset and personal approach at all times.