AltaClaro Director of Latin America, Marcel Imery, speaks with LexLatin, a leading legal news publisher in Latin America, about the importance of gaining new practical skills for lawyers in the region wanting to compete at an international level.
Are Latin American lawyers competitive at an international level? According to Marcel, the opportunities for professional development have been a great challenge for many lawyers in the region. “The reason’s fairly simple. Many Latin American lawyers have no change to acquire practical experience in their universities or local firms after graduating. Many can’t get a LL.M. degree or work in the U.S., they don’t have an experienced mentor concerned with their training. Besides, many Latin American firms don’t have programs for professional development or practical training. In my opinion, the best lawyers in Latin America are those who had the fortune of accessing all of the above.”
For Marcel Imery, it’s important that a lawyer’s practical experience isn’t left to chance. He highlights that a successful career should depend on the passion for learning and the desire for improvement, so he sees in AltaClaro the technology to democratize access to quality practical legal experience.