Workshop on pro bono practices worldwide was held

On April 10, a workshop on pro bono practices worldwide was held. It was organized by the Faculty of Law at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the Vance Center for International Justice (New York, USA).

At the event, participants discussed pro bono issues in the USA, Latin America, Africa, Europe, including Ukraine. Opening remarks were made by the Dean of the Faculty of Law Volodymyr Venher, and the Latin America Policy Director at the Vance Center for International Justice, Jaime Chaves Alor.

Taisa Markus spoke about the history of pro bono development in the USA. Representatives from international law firms Lou O’Neill (White & Case) and Marcia Maack (Mayer Brown) discussed pro bono practice in the USA. Representatives from the Vance Center for International Justice Adaobi Egboka, Assunta Ndami, Fatima Laher provided information on pro bono practices and the activities of legal clinics in Africa, particularly in Kenya. Ignacio Obando shared insights into pro bono in Latin America.

From the Faculty of Law at NaUKMA, the topic of pro bono legal aid in Ukraine was presented by faculty members Denys Ishchenko, Yulia Matvieieva, Lyubov Logush, as well as students Angelina Kavulich and Diana Hodovana, who presented the achievements of the NaUKMA Legal Clinic.

We are pleased to have raised the issue of pro bono in collaboration with foreign colleagues, as it is still developing in Ukraine. We believe that such events will contribute to the implementation of best practices in the legal system of Ukraine.

We look forward to further cooperation!