Dear Asia Pro Bono Conference & Access to Justice Exchange Supporters and Participants,

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 virus, especially in the Asia region, we need to ensure both the safety of the participants and proper, practical and impactful planning.

The 10APBC & A2J Exchange was originally scheduled to be held in Vientiane, Laos, in September 2021 as a physical event, with . The physical event has now been postponed, and we are hoping to hold the physical event in Laos in 2022, at approximately the same time as was planned for 2021.

As a result, it was decided that the Asia Pro Bono Virtual Conference and Access to Justice Exchange will be held on in a 100% virtual manner from 23 – 26 September 2021. This will be very similar to what was done in 2020, which was a great success. The theme of the event this year is “Celebrating a Decade of Collaboratively Strengthening Justice & Rule of Law”.

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may cause but are confident that you understand that the decision was made after significant consultation.

We once again want to thank you for reaching out and demonstrating your interest and commitment to being a part of the Asia/Global Pro Bono and A2J Movement. We also wish that you, your family, friends and colleagues, stay safe during these very challenging times.

The Asia Pro Bono & Access to Justice Exchange Consortium and Secretariat

Registration Fee

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
  • The private sector

Supporting the Asia Pro Bono Movement

Each year’s Conference & Exchange 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 & Access to Justice Exchange 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