4. 2. 2019
As part of the award ceremony of the Czech Lawyer of the Year 2018 Competition, the largest Czech-Slovak law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS handed over a CZK 100,000 check to the Krása pomoci Foundation which helps senior citizens, whose founder is Taťána Gregor Brzobohatá. During the gala evening, the Foundation’s director Michaela Stachová accepted the check.
“Prominent Czech philosopher and writer Ladislav Klíma once wrote that ‘the degree of respect for old age indicates the degree of nobility and the true value of all nations and cultures’. Not only the State but also the private sector should therefore support organizations that help senior citizens for the long term and systematically. Our support for the Krása pomoci Foundation has lasted for more than ten years. In addition to direct financial support, we also provide pro bono legal services, last year especially in the field of labour law and in connection with the GDPR,” said Robert Nešpůrek, a partner of HAVEL & PARTNERS, who handed over the check for the firm.
Our law firm has provided the Krása pomoci Foundation with more than 500 pro bono hours. “We thank HAVEL & PARTNERS for its support and help throughout the existence of our foundation. The financial donation will be used for home care for seniors so that they can live the end of their life with dignity and in “their” environment,” said Michaela Stachova, the Foundation’s director at the gala evening.
“We usually hand over the charity check at the gala evening of the Lawyer of the Year Competition. In previous years, we supported, for example, the non-profit organization Bílý kruh bezpečí, helping victims of crime, the AutTalk Endowment Fund which supports parents in managing care for their autistic children, and the Naše dítě Foundation,” adds Nešpůrek.
In addition to direct financial support of charities and projects, which exceeded CZK 770,000 in 2018, HAVEL & PARTNERS also focuses on pro bono legal aid. Last year the firm worked more than 900 pro bono hours, which was about a quarter more than in 2017. With this form of legal assistance, our firm supported the already mentioned Krása pomoci Foundation and the AutTalk Endowment Fund of Kateřina Sokolová, Czech Radio’s Endowment Fund Světluška, the Association/Fund to defend the unfairly prosecuted, the Prague Museum of Decorative Arts, the Czech Technical University, and many others.
As part of its CSR activities, HAVEL & PARTNERS also supports the involvement of its employees and associates as volunteers who participate in charity runs and sales, provide advice to children from children’s homes, organize charity breakfasts and fundraising, etc. The firm has also included charitable organisations and sheltered workshops in the list of its regular suppliers of goods and services.