Diversity and inclusion
Our commitment: the world is constantly changing and we embrace change and difference as natural and core elements of our business, something which is reflected in the presence of people of different origins, genders, races and religions and with different backgrounds and points of view, that contribute unequivocally to our proposal of added value.
At Abreu Advogados we promote an inclusive workplace where everyone is welcome and is an important part of our growth and the continued success of our business.
We promote respect towards people independent of age, gender, education, sexual orientation, religion or disability and, because we are consistent with this point, we signed up in 2008 to the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact.
Abreu Advogados joined TARGET GENDER EQUALITY a Gender Equality accelerator programme for business, conceived exclusively for the members of the United Nations Global Compact globally.
Know more about this programme here.
Promotion of Education as an element of development
Our commitment: we seek to contribute to the training of responsible, socially-engaged people, committed to sustainable development.
On September 2020 we had our first edition of Sustainability School.
Know more here.
Our commitment – Social responsibility has an active role at the heart of the organisation. We seek to contribute to improving the community where we’re based and to deepening our commitment to the sustainable development of society.
Aware of its institutional role, Abreu Advogados has developed diverse initiatives of a social nature in which it encourages all of its teams to get involved.
Pro Bono Activity
We place our deep knowledge of the legal challenges of the third sector at the service of the community. Our work with the community has as its goal to promote and facilitate access to legal organisations, education and the obtainment of necessary resources. To this end, we make pro bono legal services available, we share knowledge and other resources with a view to supporting our partner organisations with the aim of obtaining a positive and sustainable social impact.
We actively encourage our teams to get involved in community work. We dedicate our time and resources to promoting voluntary work within the wider community and to encouraging our lawyers to be part of this effort to the benefit of individuals and institutions in need.
Find some of the pro bono projects that we support here.
Justiça para Todos Programme
The project Justiça para Tod@s, is an initiative of the Forum Estudante magazine aims to promote legal literacy in secondary education, awakening interest in issues such as Justice and Law. The programme consists of the simulation of trials, allowing student participants to analyse concrete cases and to take on the roles of defence and prosecution.
“The project Justiça para Tod@s started around 10 years ago (…) and this project has always been considered an instrument for the promotion of democratic values through education for Justice and Human Rights, directed towards young people, through the simulation of court practice, culminating in a simulation of law court trials.
Abreu Advogados has taken on a leading role: contributing to the updating and/or creation of new “cases” to judge, namely in the drafting of components of the case for the Project Manual; mobilising lawyers that make themselves available on a voluntary basis to guide and support the participating teams.”
Gonçalo Gil, General Director of Forum Estudante
Partnership with Dislexia Day by Day
Abreu Advogados, in partnership with the blog Dislexia Day by Day, contributes to inclusive education, clarifying the principle legal doubts of parents supporting dyslexic children through school.
The partnership, created in the area of the Pro Bono strategic theme, aims to contribute towards legal literacy and the promotion of inclusive education, via the clarification of the principal doubts that parents may have in supporting their children from the point of diagnosis onwards.
The first publications in the Blog happened on 10th October, Global Dyslexia Day. Get to know Abreu’s articles here.