September, 2017 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Beccar Varela at the Trustlaw Awards 2017: Constanza Connolly Lawyer of the Year
London, September 29, 2017. Constanza Connolly, senior lawyer at Beccar Varela, was crowned “Lawyer of the Year” at the 2017 TrustLaw Awards, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’ s annual celebration of outstanding pro bono work. Constanza was awarded for her contribution to advancing a new law in Argentina that would allow disabled people to work without losing their disability insurance. Thanking the Foundation, Constanza said: “It is an honor for me to receive this award. I am truly delighted! My congratulations to Rebecca Marques and all the colleagues that were nominated with us for the incredible work they are doing. I want to share this award with Bea Pellizari and her social enterprise Libertate, because the work they are doing with people with special needs is awesome. In Argentina, the regulations for disabled people need several amendments to promote their genuine inclusion and their social and economic development.” She also thanked Beccar Varela and their partners Fernanda Mierez and Roberto Crouzel for “promoting and encouraging pro bono work."