Marcos Roberto Fuchs
is currently Associate Director of Conectas Human Rights and Executive Director of the Pro Bono Institute. He was a key figure in introducing the pro bono culture in Brazil and he now promotes this ideal throughout Brazil and other countries in South America. He also took part in the discussions on the Pro Bono Resolution approved by the São Paulo chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP) in August 2002.
He has given countless lectures at Universities and Lawyers Associations. He organized the 3rd International Seminar on Pro Bono Advocacy, held in São Paulo on December 4-5, 2003. This event featured 30 international speakers and was attended by more than 200 people.
He is the author of the tactical notebook Expanding Access to Justice, published by the New Tactics Project of the Center for Victims of Torture. He also volunteered as administrative director of the OAB/SP community channel, in 2004 and 2005.