10th Asia Pro Bono Conference & Access to Justice Exchange

The 10th Asia Pro Bono Conference and Access to Justice Exchange are being held in Laos (date to be confirmed), organized by a network consortium from throughout Asia and globally, is the largest annual gathering of persons supporting and engaged in access to justice, pro bono and public interest law in Asia. This year’s Conference and Exchange are being guided and organized, in part, by a South Asia regional organizing committee.

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 2021 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.

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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Since 2012, the Asia Pro Bono Conference has brought together various legal service providers, including academics, law students, lawyers, pro bono professionals, policy makers, civil society and non-profit representatives, from all over the world.

The conference’s primary aim is to create and promote dialogue on the various ways pro bono initiatives can strengthen access to justice in Asia and internationally. The Conference is an exciting mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, poster presentations and interactive workshop sessions.

If you would like to find out more about the Conference’s history and development, please find below the final reports from all the Conferences.