Our country has been struck by strong earthquakes this September. We are deeply sorry for the losses caused and share the sorrow of the families of those who unfortunately lost their lives. Our admiration and respect goes to all those anonymous heroes who threw themselves into helping others showing great solidarity. We are proud of our people, who have joined these efforts by donating to several organizations, helping at collection centers and disaster sites, collecting relief goods and providing legal advice for free.
At Baker McKenzie we have placed our social responsibility practice at the top of our goals and we are taking part in several measures in response to these terrible events. We know that the victims of these recent earthquakes will require our solidarity in the coming months. As a result, we have anticipated actions that will be implemented in the short and long term to support the rebuilding of the houses of those affected.
One of the aspects in which we can help in an immediate, natural manner is by providing free legal advice to the victims. For that reason, we are collaborating in various initiatives with Appleseed, Centro Mexicano Pro Bono, Red Pro Bono México and Fundación Barra Mexicana de Abogados; we helped in the preparation of the Legal Guide to Advise the 2017 Earthquake Victims, which we attached hereto.
We are and will continue committed to the earthquake victims.