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Asia Pro Bono Conference & Access to Justice Exchange

The 9th Asia Pro Bono Conference and Access to Justice Exchange are being held in Cebu City, Philippines.




Join us in Cebu City, Philippines from 22 February – 2 March 2021.

The 9th APBC and Access to Justice Exchange will be held in Cebu City, Philippines (22 February – 2 March 2021) with the theme:  ASIA VISION 20/20: PRO BONO, PRO-ACTIVE.  They are being guided and organized by an ASEAN regional organizing committee, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, and the vibrant Filipino pro bono community.

The Asia Pro Bono Conference is organized by a network consortium from throughout Asia and the world. APBC has become the largest annual gathering of individuals and institutions supporting and engaged in pro bono service, public interest law, and access to justice programs and initiatives in Asia.  The Conference has been held in Vientiane, Laos (2012); HCMC, Vietnam (2013); Singapore (2014); Mandalay, Myanmar (2015); Bali, Indonesia (2016); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2017); Hong Kong, China (2018), and Kathmandu, Nepal (2019).

The 2020 APBC will be an opportunity to share experiences, advocacies, and ideas not only among Asians but to learn as well from experts, practitioners, and policymakers from other regions of the world.

Join us to celebrate and emphasize pro bono legal work, access to justice and legal empowerment initiatives, as well as discuss ways to further the outreach of pro bono ethos and impact in Asia and around the Globe.

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Who Should Attend

  • NGOs and others involved in pro bono and access to justice initiatives
  • Lawyers and legal practitioners
  • Law professors and law students
  • The Judiciary
  • Government officials

Supporting the Asia Pro Bono Movement

Each year’s Conference is organised by volunteers, NGOs and others with the support of our sponsors and a range of organisations around the Asia region.

Each year, the Asia Pro Bono Conference and Access to Justice Exchange is run on a revenue-neutral basis meaning we minimise the registration fees as much as possible and use any surplus to subsidise the attendance of regional pro bono champions, who could not otherwise afford to attend. You can help directly.  Learn more about how to become a partner through sponsorship.

The  Asia Pro Bono Conference is an initiative founded in 2012.

The event celebrates and emphasizes pro bono legal work and legal ethics, discussing ways to further the outreach of the pro bono ethos and impact throughout Asia and around the globe.  Continue reading 

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9APBC Conference Organizing Team

9APBC Conference is organised by a dedicated team of volunteers from Asia and globally with the support of BABSEACLE team. Organizing Committee details coming soon.

9APBC Conference Program Information

The Consortium, its Program Committee, and the 2020 Program Advisory Group is currently putting together the Conference program. The details of the program, speakers and related information will updated in the upcoming months.

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