The concept of pro bono (from Latin ‘pro bono publico’: for the public good) is an integral part of LCF’s philosophy: as part of the society we share the responsibility for its development and tackling of social problems. We support a variety of cultural and artistic initiatives, participate in perfecting legislation, promote improvement of legal culture and professional standards.
LCF Advisor Oleksandr Biryukov participates in the development of the Bankruptcy Code
The development of the Bankruptcy Code should start with the introduction of modern approaches and solve a number of topical problems in the area of bankruptcy, restoration of solvency, as well as introduction of the concept of bankruptcy of an individual.
With the support of international and non-governmental organisations, a group of professionals is working on a draft of the Bankruptcy Code for submission to the parliament, Verkhovna Rada, of Ukraine for consideration.
Open lecture by Anna Ogrenchuk at Legal High School
Anna Ogrenchuk held an open lecture at the Legal High School on procedural innovations in the Civil Procedure Code. In particular, Anna talked about the new procedural possibilities of the Institute of Legal Experts.
LCF acted as the main partner of a unique art exhibition in the parliament Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
LCF acted as the main partner of a unique art exhibition in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the subject of land. This continuation to the art project “Land Response” was implemented to attract the attention of parliamentarians and the general public to the problem of unrestrained land market in Ukraine. The exhibition was of particular importance as it took place on the centennial anniversary of the Soviet Decree on Land which created a nationwide land fund.
Yulia Atamanova supports The Mini-Moot of the second Jessup Summer School
LCF supported the second summer school, which took place in July 2017 within the framework of the contest in judiciary debates named after Philip Jessup. Yulia Atamanova, counsel at LCF, acted as a judge during the debate. Support for this competition allowed students from various universities to gain experience in court debates and prepare for participation in the main competition.
LCF Law Group acted as Partner and Founder of the smart-art-media project “Land Response”
LCF acted as a partner and founder of the Land Response project. This is a unique social project consisting of three parts: “smart” (forecast analytics), “art” (participation of artists for deepening dialogue on the matter) and “media” (media coverage of the project). The project is devoted to the study of possible scenarios for the land market’s development in Ukraine. The study was conducted by Valery Pekar, alongside the WikiCityNomika team.
“First of all, in this project it is important for us that the findings are independent and not committed. We are attracted by the fact that the study will form scenarios for the development of the land market, and not create a response to someone’s narrow corporate interests. This approach creates trust and opportunity for discussing scenarios in the community, among experts and practitioners. And the public consensus is a precondition for the successful implementation of any reform,” commented Artem Stoyanov.
Anna Ogrenchuk acts as lecturer in the educational initiative Leadership in Law
Anna acted as a lecturer in the Leadership in Law educational platform for lawyers. This is an educational initiative that teaches students and young lawyers the basics of building and managing a law firm. Anna gave a lecture on building an effective legal practice within the framework of the programme “Managing a Competitive Law Business”.