Promoting the Rule of Law and Access to Justice around the globe
Around the world, our lawyers are working pro bono to promote the Rule of Law by strengthening civil society and building capacity, and to support Access to Justice, particularly for children and asylum seekers.
Through New Perimeter, DLA Piper’s global pro bono initiative, we also provide pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world to support access to justice, social and economic development and sound legal institutions.
Everyone at DLA Piper plays a role in our pro bono practice. Our lawyers spend time each year providing free legal services to individuals who cannot otherwise afford a lawyer and organizations that qualify for pro bono assistance. Our lawyers have the opportunity to be involved with pro bono work from their first day with the firm.
The firm has a dedicated team of lawyers who help ensure that our program is innovative and effective.
My pro bono practice
||Kaoru Umino (Tokyo) is a partner representing investment banks, commercial banks and export credit agencies in a wide range of cross-border projects and financing transactions, with particular emphasis on corporate finance, structured finance and debt restructurings. Her pro bono work focuses on combatting human trafficking in Asia, including Japan.