For more than 30 years, the Fabián Ponce Ordóñez Foundation (FPO) has organized and advanced PBP’s corporate social responsibility work in Ecuador.

The Foundation has four areas of focus:

Protection of rights through the Inter-Disciplinary Clinic, which provides both legal and psychological support, to advise and legally represent vulnerable and/or at-risk persons or groups.

Protection of rights through the Inter-Disciplinary Clinic, which provides both legal and psychological support, to advise and legally represent vulnerable and/or at-risk persons or groups.

Alternative dispute resolution provided by the Mediation Center.

Alternative dispute resolution provided by the Mediation Center.

Training and information on relevant legal and social matters.

Training and information on relevant legal and social matters.

Legal advisory services to NGOs and the community.

Legal advisory services to NGOs and the community.

Interesting Facts

5000
hours

More than 5,000 hours of pro bono work per year.

1000
cases

More than 1,000 cases a year handled by the Inter-Disciplinary Clinic.

90
effectiveness

More than 300 cases a year handled by the Mediation Center, with a more than 90% effectiveness rate.

Member of the Pro Bono Network of the Americas, founded by the Cyrus Vance Center and Fundación Pro Bono de Chile to enhance access to justice and support human rights initiatives in the region.

PBP contributes financially to keep FPO running and all of our lawyers commit to 20 hours of pro bono work per year.

The pro bono work of PBP and FPO has garnered national and international recognition.

Solidarity Project Award 2018
Club de Abogados Iberoamérica.
Pro Bono Leading Firm 2017
Who’s Who Legal.
Pro Bono Leading Light 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
Latin Lawyer & Vance Center.
Finalist for the Annual IBA Pro Bono Award 2017
International Bar Association.
Dr. Vicente Rocafuerte Social Award 2016
National Assembly of the Republic of Ecuador.
Institutional Medal of Honor 2012
Mayor’s Office, Quito.
Institutional Honorable Mention 2007
Quito Metropolitan District Council.
Solidarity Project Award 2018
Club de Abogados Iberoamérica.
Pro Bono Leading Firm 2017
Who’s Who Legal.
Pro Bono Leading Light 2014, 2015, 2016
Latin Lawyer & Vance Center.
Finalist for the Annual IBA Pro Bono Award 2017
International Bar Association.
Dr. Vicente Rocafuerte Social Award 2016
National Assembly of the Republic of Ecuador
Institutional Medal of Honor 2012
Mayor’s Office, Quito
Institutional Honorable Mention 2007
Quito Metropolitan District Council
Solidarity Project Award 2018
Club de Abogados Iberoamérica.
Pro Bono Leading Firm 2017
Who’s Who Legal.
Pro Bono Leading Light 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
Latin Lawyer & Vance Center.
Finalist for the Annual IBA Pro Bono Award 2017
International Bar Association.
Dr. Vicente Rocafuerte Social Award 2016
National Assembly of the Republic of Ecuador
Institutional Medal of Honor 2012
Mayor’s Office, Quito
Institutional Honorable Mention 2007
Quito Metropolitan District Council