Foley Hoag Pro Bono Project to Support Venezuelan Migrants Wins 2022 TrustLaw Award

June 15, 2022

Foley Hoag LLP and Un Mundo Sin Mordaza (“A World Without Censorship”) won the TrustLaw Collaboration Award at the 2022 TrustLaw Awards for their collaborative pro bono work supporting Venezuelan migrants in the Americas.

The firm assisted the organization in drafting a memorandum including information on laws and regulations related to Venezuelan citizens’ migration and asylum in the United States and elsewhere, with the aim of providing a useful tool for Venezuelan citizens forced to flee their country. The report is intended to guide the organization’s strategy to advocate for improving laws and regulations addressing the Venezuelan diaspora in the Americas. Firms Philippi Prietocarrioza Ferrero DU & Uría from Colombia and Peru; Robalino Abogados from Ecuador; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados from Brazil; Morales, Besa y Cía Ltda from Chile; and Richards, Cardinal, Tutzer, Zabala & Zaefferer from Argentina also contributed to the development of the memorandum.

Un Mundo Sin Mordaza is an international non-profit headquartered in Venezuela that promotes and defends freedom of speech and human rights through campaigns in traditional and digital media, workshops and cultural activities.

Now in their 11th year, the TrustLaw Awards celebrate groundbreaking pro bono projects undertaken by legal teams on behalf of NGOs and social enterprises in the TrustLaw network.

Foley Hoag attorneys Clara Brillembourg and Annie Li assisted Un Mundo Sin Mordaza in drafting the memorandum, with help from legal administrative assistant Nancy Lopez and firm alum paralegal Audrey Nadler.