KLA’ s pro bono initiatives have been active since its inception in 2002. We provide pro bono services on an ongoing basis to several sectors among others corporate law, disability rights, employment law, health issues, human rights, intellectual property, microfinance and small businesses, real estate law, diversity and inclusion. KLA is also member of national and international institutions namely Instituto Pro Bono Brasil, the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the INTA Pro Bono Committee.
We have been recognized and referenced as a “Pro Bono Leading Light” by Latin Lawyer and Vance Center. In addition to these recognitions, one of KLA’s projects “Working Together for Freedom of Information in Ecuador”, in partnership with Fundamedios and other firms in Latin America, won the TrustLaw Collaboration 2020 Award. The project seeks to develop the Ecuadorian Access to Information Law.
Since its foundation a core element of KLA’ s culture and DNA has been to support minority groups by offering legal assistance. One of the distinguishing features of our firm is our commitment to gender diversity. KLA’ s diversity statistics show that more than 50% of our staff complement is composed of women, which is also reflected in our diversity on the board of directors.
In promoting its diversity drive, KLA has created a diversity committee called KLAll, made up of more than 20 of our employees (comprising members of Marketing, Human Resources, interns, lawyers and partners), who meet monthly to discuss diversity best practices. KLA also supports CESA – Centro de Estudos das Sociedades de Advogados the Law Firms Study Centre) in its commitment to racial inclusion in major law firms. As a result of KLA’ s commitment to diversity, it was awarded the “Selo Paulista de Diversidade” (Paulista Seal of Diversity) in 2018, which aims to recognize public, private and civil society organizations that develop or commit to creating programs, projects and which promote and value diversity initiatives a in their work environments and areas of expertise.