Matilde Cortez Pinto
Of Counsel | Social Impact Officer

Matilde Cortez Pinto

Joined PLMJ in 2015.
Of counsel in the Social Impact practice.

About Matilde

Matilde is an of counsel in the Social Impact practice and has more than 15 years’ of professional experience.

Since she joined PLMJ, Matilde has focused on pro bono cases, helping individual clients with both legal advice and in ensuring access to the courts. Her experience in providing support to individual clients includes advising on family and inheritance matters and representing clients in and out of court in civil cases.

Matilde was a family mediator at the social support association Passo a Passo (Step by Step) and she was a legal adviser at VAP (life support point).

She completed postgraduate courses in parenthood, adoption and protection of minors at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and in family mediation at the Portuguese Institute of Family Mediation.

Matilde also completed an interdisciplinary postgraduate course in human rights at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto.

Contacts

Languages:
English, Spanish, French

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2005
  • Postgraduate in parentage, adoption and protection of minors from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2008
  • Postgraduate in family mediation from the Portuguese Institute of Family Mediation, 2012
  • Harvard course on cooperative negotiation techniques at IMAP - the Portuguese Institute of Mediation and Arbitration, 2012
  • Interdisciplinary postgraduate course in human rights at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 2021
Professional Background
  • Lawyer at the law firm BELZUZ Abogados S.L. – Sucursal em Portugal (2014-2015)
  • Lawyer at the law firm PARES Advogados, R.L. (2012-2014)
  • Lawyer at the law firm Gouveia Pereira, Costa Freitas & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, R.L. (2011-2012)
  • Lawyer at the law firm Abreu Advogados - Sociedade de Advogados, R.L. (2008-2011)
  • Trainee lawyer at the law firm PMBGR – Trocado, Perry da Câmara, Durães Rocha & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, R.L. (2005-2008)
  • Legal consultant to PAV – Ponto de Apoio à Vida, as part of the TalenTuus team, 2005
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