During Carey’s end of the year dinner party, the Award to Best Pro Bono Work 2017 was granted aiming at acknowledging the most outstanding legal work that supported different social organizations, foundations and individuals throughout the year.
Pro bono work is essential in Carey’s legal practice. Lawyers that deal with these cases firmly believe they may make a positive impact in the community, collaborating in socially important cases where free legal support is required.
The award was granted to the advisory services provided by lawyers Isaac Stevens and Sebastián Fuentes to the Cuerpo de Voluntarios de los Botes Salvavidas de Valparaíso (Volunteers of Valparaíso’s Lifeboats). These volunteers have historically operated thanks to the funds they obtain from the lease of their restaurant “Bote Salvavidas” (Lifeboat). However, this year they were close to stop rendering their services to the community since the current concessionaire of the restaurant stopped paying rent. Carey represented the Volunteers in a successful negotiation with the concessionaire, reaching an out-of-court solution to the conflict existing in the courts of law and enabling the volunteers to receive, once again, the financing they needed.
November 21st, 2017