We have chosen two words to represent the way we want to aspire as individuals and as a professional law firm: ‘Caring Citizenship’. We reject social models based on individual or group selfishness and believe in the accomplishment of the common good by fostering individual dignity in the search for things that integrate our diversity and bind us together.
This concept is enshrined in Article 2 of the Italian Constitution:
“The Republic shall recognise and protect the in- violable rights of the person, both as an individual and in the social groups where human personality is expressed. The Republic expects that the fundamental duties of political, economic and social solidarity be fulfilled”
The result is that each of us should choose what kind of person he or she wants to be:
“Do we want to be cynical, resigned people, stifling other’s hopes, and therefore dead before our time, or do we want to be lively, productive people, whose hopes give strength to many others?”
(Abstract from the report by prof. Roberto Mancini, Per una democrazia felice – (For a happy democracy) – presented at the giornata Arché Live 2014, published in I Quaderni di Arché.)