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Through my Pro Bono activity I have experienced a different way of practicing law. I dedicate all my knowledge and effort to the advice of charity institutions as I strongly believe that through our support, by guaranteeing the rightful defence of their rights, we can make a difference in the life of these institutions. Joana Domingues, Managing Associate

Excellence is our highest aim, but our bedrock is the community in which we live, which is why we take our pro bono work so seriously.

We provide free legal assistance to charity institutions working in the social, cultural or educational fields. Through this support, we provide better access to justice and to quality legal services for institutions that would otherwise not be able to afford them.

We are the first independent Portuguese law firm to have established a Pro Bono and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme.

Every year, we approve:

  • the adoption of a formal Pro Bono and CSR Policy, for which an annual budget is set aside comprised of a set financial contribution and a minimum number of hours to be devoted to Pro Bono and CSR activities by VdA staff members
  • a Pro Bono and CSR Programme, setting objectives for the coming year under a clear assessment matrix
  • the establishment of a Pro Bono Committee tasked with defining VdA’s Pro Bono and CSR Programme, and of overseeing its execution

With our Pro Bono and Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, we aim to develop our staff’s individual goals as citizens and to promote a working environment informed by the values of solidarity, mutual help and cooperation – values which we extend to our community.

Eco-efficiency (Green Project):

We have implemented a sustainable development programme at VdA with the primary goal of achieving eco-efficiency.

We aim at not only promoting greater environmental awareness among our staff, but also at effectively reducing waste and implementing the increasingly sustainable management of our firm.

Pro Bono and CSR Programme

Relatório Pro Bono e RSC 2016

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Report VdA | Carbon Footprint 2016

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Pro Bono and CSR Report 2015

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Report VdA | Carbon Footprint 2015

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Pro Bono and CSR Report 2014

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Report VdA | Carbon Footprint 2014

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Pro Bono and CSR Report 2013

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Report VdA | Carbon Footprint 2013

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Report VdA | Carbon Footprint 2012

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Pro Bono and CSR Report 2012

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Report VdA | Carbon Footprint 2011

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Pro Bono and CSR Report 2011

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Pro Bono and CSR Report 2010

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Pro Bono and CSR Report 2009

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