We are delighted to announce that BLP has won recognition as one of Latin Lawyer’s prestigious Leading Lights for 2023—a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a robust pro bono culture in Central America. Latin Lawyer acknowledges the law firms that have made significant strides in advancing pro bono initiatives, and once again, BLP stands out among them. 

The selection process for this distinguished list involved a comprehensive evaluation of our responses to a survey on the institutionalization of pro bono practices, detailed accounts of our pro bono work, and recent examples of impactful cases. Feedback from clearinghouses and the Vance Center, including an assessment of the evolution of our pro bono practices based on previous surveys, contributed to our inclusion. The list showcases legal behemoths and smaller law firms, emphasizing the transformative impact personal dedication can have. 

Some hard facts that demonstrate our commitment: 

  • Impactful Reach: BLP has extended its pro bono services to over 100 NGOs, catalyzing positive change across the region. 
  • Gender Equality: A notable achievement is that 33% of our partners are women, and we proudly maintain a gender wage gap of zero at BLP, reflecting our commitment to equality and diversity. 
  • Trailblazing Initiatives: BLP holds the distinction of being the first Central American firm to execute the pro bono declaration of the Vance Center, showcasing our pioneering spirit in advancing pro bono causes. 
  • Educational Advocacy: In collaboration with our pro bono partners, we conducted over 50 talks on legal issues in the past year, contributing to knowledge dissemination and community empowerment. 
  • Dedicated Hours: Our team commitment is evident in the over 4,000 pro bono hours invested this year, equivalent to an approximate value of $418,804—a testament to our dedication to making a positive impact. 

As we celebrate this achievement, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to the entire BLP team. Their dedication to creating a better world continues to drive success, solidifying our position as a beacon of excellence in pro bono legal services. We look forward to building on this momentum, collaborating with our partners, and furthering our mission to effect positive change in Latin America.