Pro Bono Foundation DR
Published: 6 Oct 2016
Country: Dominican Republic
Telephone: +1809 50 86 347
+1809 24 97 169
Street Address: Av. Jiménez Moya (antes Winston Churchill) No. 5, Suite 2-C, Ensanche La Julia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Pro Bono Foundation, Inc. DR, was formed and incorporated at the initiative of a group of lawyers and multidisciplinary professionals, inspired by Pro Bono practice in developed countries seeking to implement this model of professional volunteering in the Dominican Republic, with the aim of improving access to justice, especially to people or poor or underprivileged communities and organisations to assist them.
The Foundation has a Strategic Plan, in which one of its aims is to increase the access to the justice system.
The Foundation works in the formation of the National Network of Volunteer Attorneys. This National Network is composed of lawyers from private law firms, lawyers from legal departments in public and private institutions, which have signed the Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas.
With this National Network the Foundation is able to provide a number of lawyers that are accessible for free legal aid. They are grouped in different categories and appointments can be made through the website.