Pro Bono

Cardenas is signatory to the ”Pro Bono declaration for the Americas”, an initiative promoted by the Cyrus Vance Center for International Justice of the New York Bar and Public counsel of the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Bar.

The spirit of this declaration can be extracted from one of its documents, which claims:

“Pro bono is derived from the Latin phrase pro bono publico, which refers to actions carried out “for the public good.”(…) For purposes of this Declaration, pro bono legal services are those provided without a fee, or expectation of a fee, principally to benefit poor or underprivileged persons or communities or the organizations that assist them. They may include representation of persons, communities or organizations in matters of public interest who otherwise could not obtain effective representation. (…)Pro bono legal services should be provided with the same quality of representation as services provided to paying clients, and in a manner upholding the applicable ethical norms and standards”.