Mission

To promote, advance and support values and principles of ethics, integrity and the rule of law, throughout Latin American and the Caribbean, with emphasis on public and corporate responsibility, best practices, and any other matters that the Council may decide from time to time related to the purpose set out herein, as approved by the NYSBA International Section Executive Committee.

Values and Principles

  • Diversity
  • Integration
  • Solidarity
  • Transparency
  • Accountability

Objectives

  1. Education and training of the legal community (lawyers, students, judges, public officers and others) in Latin America and the Caribbean on transparency in the practice of the legal profession, following best practices and public and corporate responsibility;
  2. Implementation of strategies to strengthen the rule of law by instilling best practices among law professionals, through bar associations or similar organizations, law firms and other entities that have or share the Latin American Council’s objectives;
  3. Promotion of legal reforms and public policies in the Latin American region to support public and corporate responsibility and the rule of law;
  4. Establishment of alliances with international entities which main goals are consistent with those of the Latin American Council in order to provide joint support to common objectives;
  5. Cooperation with international organizations in the issuance of indexes on best practices to raise awareness of topics of interest to the Latin American Council; and
  6. Obtain financial support for regional projects of the Latin American Council in furtherance of its objectives

Ethics Best Practice Guidelines for Latin American and the Caribbean

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