At Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa we have always been committed to
doing and promoting pro bono work. As leaders in providing legal services, we
have the responsibility of promoting the economic development and social
benefit of our environment, so through pro bono work we have been able to offer
our experience, knowledge and time to support less favoured people, vulnerable
groups, civil society organizations and social enterprises, positively
impacting the sustainable growth of our society, which undoubtedly translates
into a fairer and more equitable society.
In recent years, actions have been taken to institutionalize
the Firm's pro bono work, such as:
- Creation of a Pro Bono Steering Committee.
- A coordinator of said Committee in a full time appointment.
- We developed our internal Pro Bono Manual
- We formalized the provenance of pro bono work, considering
two sources: i) the internal pro bono program and ii) collaboration with
- We provide internal and external training, specialized in
the substantive areas of our pro bono work.
In addition to our regular pro bono activities, in 2019 we
developed the General Manual of Tax Requirements and Obligations for Civil
Society Organizations, a general manual of tax requirements and obligations for
non-profit organizations that has been distributed through the “Clearing
houses” with which we commonly work (Centro Mexicano Pro Bono and Appleseed
México). This manual can be consulted at the following link:
See manual of obligations
We are counselors of Pro Bono Mexico Standards, whose main
objective is to contribute to the definition of what the legal community in
Mexico should understand as pro bono work.
In these lines of action, we are challenging ourselves to
improve and institutionalize our pro bono work, in order to generate much more
economic and social development for the benefit of our country.