2019 SUPPORTERS

 
BABSEACLE
OSJI
HSF
New Perimeter
DLA Piper
OSF
Yak & Yeti
2018 -Event and In Kind Supporters – Lanna Lawyers
Thomson Reuters Foundation
iprobono
HRBA2J
Namati
Advocacy Forum
CeLRRd
BRAC
Chakrabarti College, Purbanchal University
CWAD
Forum for Women, Law and Development
Kathmandu University School of Law ( KUSL)
Forum for Protection of Public Interest
LACC
Legal Aid Society-Pakistan
Law and Policy Forum for Social Justice (LAPSOJ)
National Law College (NaLC)
Nepal Law Campus
pds-nepal
Transparency Maldives
Maiti Nepal
NFRJ
FNB
HIDR
RWI
HKU
Faraz, Haider, Moazzam & Co.
Supreme Court Bar Association Nepal
ANRIP
HSF
My Justice
ILF
GAJE
 

2017 APBC Programme Cont’d

Day 2 : 1 October 2017

Run/Walk for Pro Bono – Optional Activity

6:30am - 7:30am ARMADA HOTEL FOYER

Location: Start/Finish at the Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Contact Phone: +60 19-281 9033

Running/Walking for Pro Bono

Conference Sessions

Location: Westlane Place, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur

Contact Phone: +60 3-7932 3878
Google Map Link

8:00am - 8:30am REGISTRATION (Lobby Westlane Place)
8:30am – 9:00am BALLROOM
Daily Logistics/Welcome Address
9:00am – 10:00am BALLROOM

The Ever Strengthening and Expansion of the Asia Pro Bono Movement: Case Examples
Dispelling the premise that pro bono is not a part of the culture in Asia, this session will illustrate clear case examples of how the Asia pro bono movement has been strengthening and expanding. The session with then provide a venue and opportunity to strategically discuss and collaborate on ways and means to continue this expansion in a unified and diverse manner.
Facilitator/Presenter: Wendy Morrish – BABSEACLE (Thailand)
Presenters:
Aisyah Binti Mohd Soberi – University of Malaya (Malaysia)
Bruce A. Lasky – Lanna Lawyers/BABSEACLE (Thailand)
Cathy Alvarez – Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation (Philippines) 

The Ever Strengthening and Expansion of the Asia Pro Bono Movement: Case Examples

The Ever Strengthening and Expansion of the Asia Pro Bono Movement: Case Examples
Dispelling the premise that pro bono is not a part of the culture in Asia, this session will illustrate clear case examples of how the Asia pro bono movement has been strengthening and expanding. The session with then provide a venue and opportunity to strategically discuss and collaborate on ways and means to continue this expansion in a unified and diverse manner.
Facilitator/Presenter: Wendy Morrish – BABSEACLE (Thailand)
Presenters:
Aisyah Binti Mohd Soberi – University of Malaya (Malaysia)
Bruce A. Lasky – Lanna Lawyers/BABSEACLE (Thailand)
Cathy Alvarez – Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation (Philippines) 

10:00am – 10:30am BALLROOM
Reviewing 12 Month Pledges/Goals

Reviewing 12 Month Pledges/Goals Made at the 5APBC (Indonesia, Bali) and Setting New Pledges/Goals at the 6APBC.

10:30am – 11:00am MORNING REFRESHMENTS (4th Floor Westlane Place)
11:00am – 12:30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Information Technology: Strengthening Pro Bono Culture and Expanding Pro Bono Initiatives (Ballroom Westlane Place)

Information Technology: Strengthening Pro Bono Culture and Expanding Pro Bono Initiatives
Information Technology (IT) has provided an amazing opportunity to strengthen pro bono culture and expand its reach and impact. This session will demonstrate some of the many diverse ways this is currently ongoing while further exploring future potentialities.
Facilitator/Presenter: San Ng – The Asia Foundation/UC Berkeley (USA)
Presenters:
Cherilyn Tan – Asia Law Network (Singapore)
Kate Fazio – Justice Connect (Australia)

At-Scale Access to Justice Strategies: The Importance of Pro Bono as a Key Component (Breakout Room 1 Level 2 Westlane Place)

At-Scale Access to Justice Strategies: The Importance of Pro Bono as a Key Component
This session will focus on identifying the legal need and the challenges facing access to justice and legal aid in many countries throughout Asia and how pro bono can and should be an integral component, working in harmony with other access to justice support policies and initiatives, to assist in overcoming these challenges and achieving at-scale impact.
Facilitator/Presenter: Sumaiya Islam (Bangladesh)
Presenters:
Constantinus Kristomo – National Law Development Agency (Indonesia)
Marlon Manuel – Alternative Law Group (Philippines)
Som Prasad Niroula – Alliance for Social Dialogue (Nepal)
Tanguy Lim – Law Society Pro Bono Services (Singapore)

Pro Bono and the Fight Against Human Trafficking (Breakout Room 2 Level 2 Westlane Place)

Pro Bono and the Fight Against Human Trafficking
Taking on one of the leadership roles in Asia and globally in the fight against human trafficking, this session will comparatively explore the diverse ways various pro bono initiatives have assumed this position.
Facilitator/Presenter: Dato M. Ramachandran – Asean Bar Association Coalition on Migration (Malaysia) 
Presenters:
Archana Kotecha – Liberty Asia (Hong Kong)
Jedrek Ng – Philippine Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (Philippines)

Kohnwilai Teppunkoonngam – Lawyers Council of Thailand’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons Working Group (Thailand)
Robert Houston – KL Gates (Singapore)

Pro Bono Roundtables: Why and How to Organize and Utilize Them (Breakout Room 3 Level 3 Westlane Place)

Pro Bono Roundtables: Why and How to Organize and Utilize Them
One of the most effective recent strategies in Asia in assisting in the further strengthening of pro bono culture is the organizing of pro bono roundtable convening’s. These events gather a variety of actors and supporters engaged in pro bono initiatives, and create a space and venue for lessons learned, updates, network building and more.  This session will focus on a number of effective strategies utilized that help to ensure the success and impact of these vital and integral pro bono related convenings.
Facilitator/Presenter: Annette Bain – DLA Piper (Hong Kong)
Presenters:
Sarawut Pengsannoo – BABSEACLE (Thailand)
Shen Mei Bolton – Ashurst (Singapore)

Pro Bono and Women in Diverse Legal Jurisdictions (Breakout Room 1 Armada Hotel PJ)

Pro Bono and Women in Diverse Legal Jurisdictions
With women often facing a multitude of both similar and diverse legal related challenges and obstacles throughout the Asia region, this session will illustrate a variety of pro bono related services provided in different type of legal jurisdictions, and current efforts being employed to apply common lessons learned across borders.
Facilitator/Presenter: Pavina Thephithuck – BABSEACLE (Laos)
Presenters:
Elizabeth Black – White & Case (USA)
Jonathan Olier – White & Case (Singapore)
Kasthuri Krishan – All Women Lawyers Association (Malaysia)

Marlene Halpern – Center for Reproductive Rights (USA)

Pro Bono and Indigenous Rights (Breakout Room 2 Armada Hotel PJ)

Pro Bono and Indigenous Rights
The continuous and ever increasing threat to indigenous communities and their rights both in Asia and globally has helped to spark a pro bono movement there to help stand in solidarity while simultaneously honouring and valuing the culture and customs of the individuals and communities assisted. This session will demonstrate a number of case examples in which these actions have been effectively achieved as well as when the outcomes have not been as positive.
Facilitator/Presenters:
Colin Nicholas – Diplomacy Training Program
Lee Lyn-Ni – Diplomacy Training Program
Matthew Coghlan – Diplomacy Training Program (Singapore)
Michael do Rozaroi – Diplomacy Training Program
Patrick Earle – Diplomacy Training Program (Australia)

 

12.30pm – 1:45pm LUNCH (4th Floor Westlane Place)
1:45pm – 3:15pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Migrant Workers and Pro Bono Assistance: Developing Communities of Practice (Ballroom Westlane Place)

Migrant Workers and Pro Bono Assistance: Developing Communities of Practice
With both an increasing need and increasing awareness of the need for pro bono support for migrant workers throughout the Asia region and globally, this session will provide specific pro bono related “communities of practice” examples currently being utilized to strengthen the pro bono culture to help rise to this challenge.
Facilitator/Presenter: Simon Cox – Lawyer (UK)
Presenters:
Deborah Tang – BABSEACLE (Singapore)
Nattakan (Ann) Chomputhong – BABSEACLE (Thailand)
Patrick Earle – Diplomacy Training Program (Australia)
Yumi Itakura – (Japan)

Pro Bono and Large Law Firm Engagement: Ways and Means (Breakout Room 1 Level 2 Westlane Place)

Pro Bono and Large Law Firm Engagement: Ways and Means
Many large law firms throughout Asia, and globally, have helped carry the torch and be an integral part of the pro bono movement. Others though, with many of their team members lacking licenses to practice law in jurisdictions they are based in, have had the desire and will to join the movement but have been seeking effective and permissible ways and means to be engaged. This session will provide a number of diverse examples of large law firm engagements and strategies in supporting pro bono initiatives globally.
Facilitator/Presenter: Marlene Halpern – Center for Reproductive Rights (USA) 

Presenters:
Annette Bain – DLA Piper (Hong Kong)
Jonathan Olier – White & Case (Singapore)
Lynn McMahon – Herbert Smith Freehills (Australia)
Shen Mei Bolton – Ashurst (Singapore)

Pro Bono and the Death Penalty: A Diversity Roles (Breakout Room 2 Level 2 Westlane Place)

Pro Bono and the Death Penalty: A Diversity Roles
From direct representation to advocacy and law reform work, this session will provide insights on many of the areas of intersection and strategies pro bono is being engaged on death penalty related issues.
Facilitator/Presenter: Marlon Manuel – Alternative Law Group (Philippines)
Presenters:
Andrew Khoo – The Malaysia Bar (Malaysia)
Daniel Awigra – ASEAN Human Rights Working Group and CADPA (Indonesia)

Raynov Pamintori – Reprieve (Indonesia) 

Pro Bono and Juvenile Justice: Moving Away From a Punitive Culture Toward Restorative Justice (Breakout Room 3 Level 3 Westlane Place)

Pro Bono and Juvenile Justice: Moving Away From a Punitive Culture Toward Restorative Justice
Nurture, don’t punish. This session will focus on pro bono institutional juvenile justice reform initiatives which have led to a positive culture shift through efforts focusing on restorative justice principles.
Facilitator/Presenter: Norbani Binti Mohamed Nazeri – University of Malaya (Malaysia)
Presenters:
Joanne Katz – Missouri Western State University (USA)
Nadzriah Ahmad – Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia)

Pro Bono, Access to Justice, Provision of Real Law Solutions and Community Engagement in the Developing World – How Legal Service Providers Can Help Law to Go Where it is Needed (Breakout Room 1 Armada Hotel PJ)

Pro Bono, Access to Justice, Provision of Real Law Solutions and Community Engagement in the Developing World – How Legal Service Providers Can Help Law to Go Where it is Needed
Dealing with the lack or change in funding of community legal centres and other services through “law-sourcing” the session will focus on addressing how the need to access legal information, advice and representation can be met in the developing countries of the world with a specific focus on community education, alternative dispute, community development agreements and online resources.
Facilitator/Presenter: Rachel Mason – Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Presenters:
Adam Capelli – Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Emily Woolcott – Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Jessica Fenech – Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Megan Frost – Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Michael Wells – Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Olugbenga Oke-Samuel – Adekunle Ajasin University (Nigeria)
Pham Chung – University of Economics and Law (Vietnam)

Rosanna Cavallaro – Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Tran Van Nam – University of Economics and Law (Vietnam)

Pro Bono and Environment: Developing a Culture of Awareness and Protection (Breakout Room 2 Armada Hotel PJ)

Pro Bono and Environment: Developing a Culture of Awareness and Protection
From individual representation to strategic litigation and law reform endeavours, pro bono throughout Asia has had a number of marked successes in addressing environmental issues and threats, while working to shift cultures toward environmental protection awareness and action.
Facilitator/Presenter: Azmi Sharom – University of Malaya (Malaysia)
Presenters:
Liu Jinmei – EarthRights International (China)
Nguyen Thu Trang – The Law and Policy of Sustainable Development and Research Centre (Vietnam) 

3:15pm – 3:45pm AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS (4th Floor Westlane Place)
3:45pm – 5:00pm BALLROOM
Mandatory Pro Bono: Solution or Problem? Maybe Not So Black and White-A Debate

Mandatory Pro Bono: Solution or Problem? Maybe Not So Black and White.
Tackling the age old question of whether pro bono should be mandatory, this session, utilizing a formal debate format, will provide the participants a platform to analyse and address this issue.
Facilitator/Presenter: Helena Whalen-Bridge – National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Presenter/s:
Catriona Martin – DLA Piper (Australia)
Deborah Tang – BABSEACLE (Singapore)
Sadhana Rai – Pro Bono Service (Singapore)

5:00pm- 5:45pm CONFERENCE HANDOVER AND CLOSING DAY OF 2

Asia Pro Bono Conference Handover Ceremony

Conference Dinner
7:00pm - 10:00pm CONFERENCE DINNER (Optional Activity)

Location: Secret Of Louisiana Jalan SS 7/13a Kelana Jaya Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia

Contact Phone: +60 19-281 9033
Google Map Link

 

 

Conference Dinner

In addition to a wonderful meal, and great company and conversations, following the Asia Pro Bono Conference tradition, all dinner participants are given the wonderful task of developing a 3-5 minute access to justice related culture performance (e.g. dance, song, poem, etc.) from their country of origin or country they reside in with other participants from that country prior to the dinner and perform at the dinner.

Quick Links

The 2019 Conference Organizing Team

The 2019 Conference is organised by a dedicated team of volunteers from South Asia with the support of BABSEACLE team. Click for Organizing Committee details

2019 Conference Program Information

The Consortium, its Program Committee, and the 2019 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.

2019 SUPPORTERS

 
BABSEACLE
OSJI
HSF
New Perimeter
DLA Piper
OSF
Yak & Yeti
2018 -Event and In Kind Supporters – Lanna Lawyers
Thomson Reuters Foundation
iprobono
HRBA2J
Namati
Advocacy Forum
CeLRRd
BRAC
Chakrabarti College, Purbanchal University
CWAD
Forum for Women, Law and Development
Kathmandu University School of Law ( KUSL)
Forum for Protection of Public Interest
LACC
Legal Aid Society-Pakistan
Law and Policy Forum for Social Justice (LAPSOJ)
National Law College (NaLC)
Nepal Law Campus
pds-nepal
Transparency Maldives
Maiti Nepal
NFRJ
FNB
HIDR
RWI
HKU
Faraz, Haider, Moazzam & Co.
Supreme Court Bar Association Nepal
ANRIP
HSF
My Justice
ILF
GAJE
 

Faces of the Asia Pro Bono Movement