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SAMUEL BONAPARTE is committed to the principles of diversity. We believe that by recruiting, hiring, and promoting people of different cultures, backgrounds, beliefs and preferences, the quality of our work life is improved and the legal services that we provide to our clients is more creative. By promoting diversity, we are stronger allies to our clients and our communities. We have seen this diversity build a more dynamic legal profession, a more inviting workplace and richer communities. We take proactive steps to promote inclusiveness, not only within the firm, but within the legal profession as a whole.

We are also of the view that a lawyer should not just be a Defending or Claiming “machine” for the rights of those who can afford their hourly rate, but by law a lawyer is obliged to help those who couldn’t (it is not always about the money). A lawyer is an officium nobile/honorable profession, an important element in justice preservation to balance the situation in the legal proceeding, and it is a lawyers’ duty and obligation to help those who need legal assistance, those whose legal rights are trespassed but could not afford one.

SAMUEL BONAPARTE demonstrates its ongoing commitment to public service by actively encouraging all of its attorneys to engage in pro bono work. We approach pro bono efforts with the same energy, enthusiasm and resources as work for commercial clients, and associates receive billable hour credit for their pro bono work. We also welcome lawyers who wishes to participate in SAMUEL BONAPARTE Pro Bono service, whether in litigation or non-litigation, in or outside the court, with or without bar license. Our pro bono activities are varied and cover a variety of legal areas, including civil litigation, general consultancy, constitutional/civil rights/legislation, insurance claim, industrial relation claim, environmental, real estate, small business, and bankruptcy.

SAMUEL BONAPARTE also encourages their lawyer to do community work and use their skill to and resources to provide sustainable support to the most marginalized and disadvantaged. We provide student loan and scholarship program for students who have financial difficulties to enable them to continue their study. We also support the surrounding communities either by way of sponsorship or actively involved in the community development, by providing legal advocacy and even teaching the children in the slum area.

We are very strongly opposed to corruption in any form. We advise multinational clients, both Indonesian and foreign, on the implications of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (USA) and the Bribery Act (UK), and the implementation of internal procedures to improve compliance with said Acts.

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