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.
“ASIA VISION 20/20 : PRO BONO, PRO-ACTIVE”
Join us in Cebu City, Philippines from Monday 21 September to Tuesday 29 September 2020.
The 2020 APBC and Access to Justice Exchange will be held in Cebu City, Philippines (21-29 September 2020) 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
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.