2017 Conference Presenters and Facilitators

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Aisyah Binti Mohd Soberi - University of Malaya

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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
Presenters: Aisyah Binti Mohd Soberi, Bruce A. Lasky, Cathy Alvarez 

 

Annette Bain - DLA Piper

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Presenting in the following session

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
Presenters: Annette Bain, Lynn McMahon, Shen Mei Bolton

 

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
Presenters: PERADI Indonesia, Sarawut Pengsannoo, Shen Mei Bolton

 

Developing and Strengthening Pro Bono Practice and Culture in Large Law Firms
Large law firms globally have been instrumental in helping to drive the pro bono movement.  How though do they actually begin pro bono initiatives internally and sustain them in order to do so?  This session will provide clear, instructive guides into many of the successful strategies employed by large law firms to build and maintain such initiatives and imbed a culture of pro bono within their teams.
Facilitator/Presenter: Hannah Tye
Presenters: Annette Bain

 

 

 

 

Archana Kotecha - Liberty Asia

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Presenting in the following Session

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
Presenters: Archana Kotecha, Jedrek Ng, Kohnwilai Teppunkoonngam, Robert Houston

 

Arni Topico - International Pro Bono Alliance

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Presenting in the following session

 

Pro Bono 101: The Incredible Diversification of Pro Bono Options
What is pro bono and how do we do it?  This session will explore many of the widely diversified options of pro bono, both locally and at a global level, and in doing so will clearly illustrate that on the pro bono buffetthere is a type of pro bono programme and option suitable to any legal service provider eager and committed to doing pro bono.
Facilitator/Presenter: Lauren Donnison
Presenters: Arni Topico, Bethany Rose, Yuet Min Foo

 

Azmi Sharom - University of Malaya

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Presenting in the following session

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:
Presenters: Nguyen Thu Trang, Azmi Sharom

 

Ben Robertson - MasterCard

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Presenting in the following session

 

Pro Bono and In-House Counsel: Developing a Synergistic Pro Bono Programme
Often seen as an untapped pro bono resource of great potential, this session will provide instructive ways In-House Counsel pro bono programmes can develop, create a culture of pro bono, and be done in synergy and harmony with other pro bono initiatives.
Facilitator/Presenter: Ben Robertson
Presenters: Davyd Wong

 

Bethany Rose - Trust Law

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Presenting in the following session

Pro Bono 101: The Incredible Diversification of Pro Bono Options
What is pro bono and how do we do it?  This session will explore many of the widely diversified options of pro bono, both locally and at a global level, and in doing so will clearly illustrate that on the pro bono buffetthere is a type of pro bono programme and option suitable to any legal service provider eager and committed to doing pro bono.
Facilitator/Presenter: Lauren Donnison
Presenters: Arni Topico, Bethany Rose, Yuet Min Foo

 

Bruce A. Lasky - Lanna Lawyers & BABSEACLE

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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
Presenters: Aisyah Binti Mohd Soberi, Bruce A. Lasky, Cathy Alvarez 

 

Developing and Maintaining a Pro Bono Practice: Sole Practitioners and Small Firms: How They Do It
Consistently, through their actions, solo practitioners and small firms demonstrate the sustained commitment to ensure equal access to justice through the providing of pro bono services and do so often without the support system and project infrastructure available to many of their large firm counterparts.  This session will provide and insight into some of the pragmatic building blocks utilized by solo and small firm practitioners on the effective way they are able to achieve this necessary task.
Facilitator/Presenter: Bruce A. Lasky
Presenters: Khaizan Sharizad Ab. Razak (Sherrie), Mohan Sankaran, Robert Cruz

 

Caroline Samuel - UNHCR Malaysia

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Presenting in the following Session

Pro Bono Asylum and Refugees
This session will focus on a number of diverse ways and means pro bono legal service providers are engaged in holistically assisting in the diverse needs of asylum seekers and refugees, while simultaneously highlighting the significant need and challenges in doing so, as a means to develop broad, at-scale initiatives to further address this expanding demand.
Facilitator/Presenter: Nicki Lees
Presenters: Emma Dunlieve, Caroline Samuel, Yasunobu Sato

 

Cathy Alvarez - HLAF

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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
Presenters: Aisyah Binti Mohd Soberi, Bruce A. Lasky, Cathy Alvarez 

 

Why We Do Pro Bono: Inspiring vs. Convincing
Should we be convincing people or inspiring people to do pro bono? This session will explore a number of diverse ways and means to develop and strengthen a pro bono culture through the use of both strategies, some of the challenges faced when doing so and ways to overcome these challenges.
Facilitator/Presenter: Mark Woods
Presenters: Cathy Alvarez, Daw Khin Win Yee, Sui Doi Mung Hkawng Sharaw, Tara Neal

 

Changho Kim - Human Rights Now

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Presenting in the following Session

The Role of Government and Bar Associations in Developing and Strengthening Pro Bono Culture
The support for the development and strengthening of a pro bono culture requires unity in goals and a diversification of actors.  This session will demonstrate the vital need of the role of both government and bar associations to be an integral part of the pro bono movement as a means to foster and imbed pro bono culture and will highlight various successful practices in doing so.
Facilitator/Presenter: Tanguy Lim
Presenters: Changho Kim, Emma Dunlieve, Indonesia PERADI Representative

 

Cherilyn Tan - Asia Law Network

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Presenting in the following session

 

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
Presenters: Cherilyn Tan, Felicity Conrad, Kate Fazio

 

Collin Andrew - Collin Law Chambers

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Presenting in the following session

Why We Do Pro Bono: Inspiring vs. Convincing
Should we be convincing people or inspiring people to do pro bono? This session will explore a number of diverse ways and means to develop and strengthen a pro bono culture through the use of both strategies, some of the challenges faced when doing so and ways to overcome these challenges.
Facilitator/Presenter: Mark Woods
Presenters: Cathy Alvarez, Daw Khin Win Yee, Sui Doi Mung Hkawng Sharaw, Tara Neal

 

Dato’ M. Ramachelvam

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Presenting in the following Session

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
Presenters: Archana Kotecha, Jedrek Ng, Kohnwilai Teppunkoonngam, Robert Houston

 

Daw Khin Win Yee - Myanmar Rule of Law Centre

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Presenting in the following session

Why We Do Pro Bono: Inspiring vs. Convincing
Should we be convincing people or inspiring people to do pro bono? This session will explore a number of diverse ways and means to develop and strengthen a pro bono culture through the use of both strategies, some of the challenges faced when doing so and ways to overcome these challenges.
Facilitator/Presenter: Mark Woods
Presenters: Cathy Alvarez, Daw Khin Win Yee, Sui Doi Mung Hkawng Sharaw, Tara Neal

 

Emma Dunlieve - Russell Kennedy Lawyers

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Presenting in the following Session

Pro Bono Asylum and Refugees
This session will focus on a number of diverse ways and means pro bono legal service providers are engaged in holistically assisting in the diverse needs of asylum seekers and refugees, while simultaneously highlighting the significant need and challenges in doing so, as a means to develop broad, at-scale initiatives to further address this expanding demand.
Facilitator/Presenter: Nicki Lees
Presenters: Emma Dunlieve, Caroline Samuel, Yasunobu Sato

 

The Role of Government and Bar Associations in Developing and Strengthening Pro Bono Culture
The support for the development and strengthening of a pro bono culture requires unity in goals and a diversification of actors.  This session will demonstrate the vital need of the role of both government and bar associations to be an integral part of the pro bono movement as a means to foster and imbed pro bono culture and will highlight various successful practices in doing so.
Facilitator/Presenter: Tanguy Lim
Presenters: Changho Kim, Emma Dunlieve, Indonesia PERADI Representative

 

Felicity Conrad - Paladin

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Presenting in the following session

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
Presenters: Cherilyn Tan, Felicity Conrad, Kate Fazio

 

George Varughese - Malaysian Bar President

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Presenting in the following Session

Key Note Address on Day 1 the 30 Sep 2017

 

Gopinath Pillai - Law Society of Singapore Pro Bono Service Office

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Presenting in the following Session

Pro Bono, Drug Users and Access to Justice in Asia: Developing a Network
Often being one of the most marginalized groups throughout Asia and globally, this session will focus on country and regional snapshotexamples of effective pro bono services to drug users, including the strengthening impact and strategies of the Pro Bono Network For Users (PBN4U) in striving to develop an even stronger pro bono culture for People Who Use Drugs (PWUD).
Facilitator/Presenter: Gopinah Pillai
Presenters: Nguyen Thuy Thi Linh

 

Hannah Tye - Freshfields

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Presenting in the following session

 

Developing and Strengthening Pro Bono Practice and Culture in Large Law Firms
Large law firms globally have been instrumental in helping to drive the pro bono movement.  How though do they actually begin pro bono initiatives internally and sustain them in order to do so?  This session will provide clear, instructive guides into many of the successful strategies employed by large law firms to build and maintain such initiatives and imbed a culture of pro bono within their teams.
Facilitator/Presenter: Hannah Tye
Presenters: Annette Bain

 

Helena Whalen-Bridge - National University of Singapore

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Presenting in the following Session

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

 

Hien Bui Thu - Vietnam

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Presenting in the following session

 

Monitoring and Evaluation Pro Bono Impact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Proving Pro Bono Makes a Difference and Impact
The effect pro bono has on individuals can often be very clear but does it make an at-scale impact? This session, guided by the newly issued United Nations Sustainable Develop Goals, will provide some of the basic tools to monitor and evaluate pro bono initiatives as a means to measure and illustrate they are making this impactful difference.
Facilitator/Presenter: Hien Bui Thu
Presenters: Matthew Coghlan, Nick Booth

 

Illy Kamaludin - UNHCR Malaysia

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Presenting in the following Session

Pro Bono Asylum and Refugees
This session will focus on a number of diverse ways and means pro bono legal service providers are engaged in holistically assisting in the diverse needs of asylum seekers and refugees, while simultaneously highlighting the significant need and challenges in doing so, as a means to develop broad, at-scale initiatives to further address this expanding demand.
Facilitator/Presenter: Nicki Lees
Presenters: Emma Dunlieve, Caroline Samuel, Yasunobu Sato

 

Jedrek Ng - Philippine Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking

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Presenting in the following Session

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
Presenters: Archana Kotecha, Jedrek Ng, Kohnwilai Teppunkoonngam, Robert Houston

 

Joanne Katz - Missouri Western State University

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Presenting in the following Session

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
Presenters: Joanne Katz, Nazriah Ahmed

 

John Corker - Australia Pro Bono Centre

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Presenting in the following Session

Collaborative Pro Bono Models: Strength and Unity in Collaboration
The session would aim to provide the participants with a framework and a language to talk about pro bono partnerships and models. It will aim to highlight the key models that currently exist in the Asian region for pro bono service delivery based around the key message that they all involve collaboration, and the better that collaboration, the better the model.
Facilitator/Presenter: John Corker

Jonathan Olier - White & Case

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Presenting in the following Session

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 Thephituck
Presenters: Goh Sui Lin, Jonathan Olier, Kasthuri Krishan, Marlene Halpern

 

Joni Yulianto

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Presenting in the following Session

Pro Bono and People with Disabilities
Guided by the slogan “Nothing About Us Without Us”, this session will provide clear examples of pro bono related initiatives that engage the full and direct participation of people with disabilities as a means to combat many of the legal and other barriers they face.
Facilitator/Presenter: Lindsay Ernst
Presenters: Joni Yulianto, Kasthuri Krishnan,Nick Booth, Vidjia Phun, 

 

Kasthuri Krishnan

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Presenting in the following Session

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 Thephituck
Presenters: Goh Sui Lin, Jonathan Olier, Kasthuri Krishan, Marlene Halpern

Pro Bono and People with Disabilities
Guided by the slogan “Nothing About Us Without Us”, this session will provide clear examples of pro bono related initiatives that engage the full and direct participation of people with disabilities as a means to combat many of the legal and other barriers they face.
Facilitator/Presenter: Lindsay Ernst
Presenters: Joni Yulianto, Kasthuri Krishnan,Nick Booth, Vidjia Phun, 

 

Kate Fazio - Justice Connect

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Presenting in the following session

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
Presenters: Cherilyn Tan, Felicity Conrad, Kate Fazio

 

Khaizan Sharizad Ab. Razak (Sherrie) - Malaysia

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Presenting in the following Session

Developing and Maintaining a Pro Bono Practice: Sole Practitioners and Small Firms: How They Do It
Consistently, through their actions, solo practitioners and small firms demonstrate the sustained commitment to ensure equal access to justice through the providing of pro bono services and do so often without the support system and project infrastructure available to many of their large firm counterparts.  This session will provide and insight into some of the pragmatic building blocks utilized by solo and small firm practitioners on the effective way they are able to achieve this necessary task.
Facilitator/Presenter: Bruce A. Lasky
Presenters: Khaizan Sharizad Ab. Razak (Sherrie), Mohan Sankaran, Robert Cruz

 

Lauren Donnison - Thailand

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Presenting in the following session

 

Pro Bono 101: The Incredible Diversification of Pro Bono Options
What is pro bono and how do we do it?  This session will explore many of the widely diversified options of pro bono, both locally and at a global level, and in doing so will clearly illustrate that on the pro bono buffetthere is a type of pro bono programme and option suitable to any legal service provider eager and committed to doing pro bono.
Facilitator/Presenter: Lauren Donnison
Presenters: Arni Topico, Bethany Rose, Yuet Min Foo

 

Lindsay Ernst - Hong Kong University

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Presenting in the following Session

Pro Bono and People with Disabilities
Guided by the slogan “Nothing About Us Without Us”, this session will provide clear examples of pro bono related initiatives that engage the full and direct participation of people with disabilities as a means to combat many of the legal and other barriers they face.
Facilitator/Presenter: Lindsay Ernst
Presenters: Joni Yulianto, Kasthuri Krishnan,Nick Booth, Vidjia Phun, 

 

Lynn McMahon - HSF

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Presenting in the following session

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
Presenters: Annette Bain, Lynn McMahon, Shen Mei Bolton

 

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Mark Woods - Tyler Tipping and Wood

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Presenting in the following session

Why We Do Pro Bono: Inspiring vs. Convincing
Should we be convincing people or inspiring people to do pro bono? This session will explore a number of diverse ways and means to develop and strengthen a pro bono culture through the use of both strategies, some of the challenges faced when doing so and ways to overcome these challenges.
Facilitator/Presenter: Mark Woods
Presenters: Cathy Alvarez, Daw Khin Win Yee, Sui Doi Mung Hkawng Sharaw, Tara Neal

 

Marlene Halpern - Center for Reproductive Rights

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Presenting in the following Session

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 Thephituck
Presenters: Goh Sui Lin, Jonathan Olier, Kasthuri Krishan, Marlene Halpern

 

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
Presenters: Annette Bain, Lynn McMahon, Shen Mei Bolton

 

Marlon Manuel - ALG

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Presenting in the following session

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
Presenters: Raynov Pamintori

 

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
Presenters: Marlon Manuel, Tanguy Lim

 

Matthew Coghlan - Governance and Development Consultant, Singapore

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Presenting in the following Session

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: Matthew Coghlan, Patrick Earle

 

Monitoring and Evaluation Pro Bono Impact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Proving Pro Bono Makes a Difference and Impact
The effect pro bono has on individuals can often be very clear but does it make an at-scale impact? This session, guided by the newly issued United Nations Sustainable Develop Goals, will provide some of the basic tools to monitor and evaluate pro bono initiatives as a means to measure and illustrate they are making this impactful difference.
Facilitator/Presenter: Hien Bui Thu
Presenters: Matthew Coghlan, Nick Booth

 

Mohan Sankaran - Malaysia

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Presenting in the following Session

Developing and Maintaining a Pro Bono Practice: Sole Practitioners and Small Firms: How They Do It
Consistently, through their actions, solo practitioners and small firms demonstrate the sustained commitment to ensure equal access to justice through the providing of pro bono services and do so often without the support system and project infrastructure available to many of their large firm counterparts.  This session will provide and insight into some of the pragmatic building blocks utilized by solo and small firm practitioners on the effective way they are able to achieve this necessary task.
Facilitator/Presenter: Bruce A. Lasky
Presenters: Khaizan Sharizad Ab. Razak (Sherrie), Mohan Sankaran, Robert Cruz

 

Nattakan (Ann) Chomputhong - BABSEACLE

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Presenting in the following Session

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
Presenters: Nattakan (Ann) Chomputhong, Patrick Earle, Yumi Itakura

 

Nazriah Ahmed - UiTM

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Presenting in the following Session

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
Presenters: Joanne Katz, Nazriah Ahmed

 

Nguyen Thu Trang - LPSD

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Presenting in the following session

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:
Presenters: Nguyen Thu Trang, Azmi Sharom

 

Nguyen Thuy Thi Linh - BABSEACLE

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Presenting in the following Session

Pro Bono, Drug Users and Access to Justice in Asia: Developing a Network
Often being one of the most marginalized groups throughout Asia and globally, this session will focus on country and regional snapshotexamples of effective pro bono services to drug users, including the strengthening impact and strategies of the Pro Bono Network For Users (PBN4U) in striving to develop an even stronger pro bono culture for People Who Use Drugs (PWUD).
Facilitator/Presenter: Gopinah Pillai
Presenters: Nguyen Thuy Thi Linh

 

Nicholas Patrick - DLA Piper

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Presenting in the following Session

Strengthening Pro Bono Culture: Unity and Diversity
What are the core unifying values and elements of pro bono and how does the diversity of pro bono strengthen pro bono culture? This plenary session will explore these important questions, while simultaneously seeking to identify further ways to by unify and diversify pro bono as a means to continuing strengthening the culture surrounding it.
Facilitator/Presenter: Marlon Manuel
Presenters: Nicholas Patrick, Purificacion (Pingki) Bernabe

 

Nick Booth - UNDP, Regional

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Presenting in the following Session

Pro Bono and People with Disabilities
Guided by the slogan “Nothing About Us Without Us”, this session will provide clear examples of pro bono related initiatives that engage the full and direct participation of people with disabilities as a means to combat many of the legal and other barriers they face.
Facilitator/Presenter: Lindsay Ernst
Presenters: Joni Yulianto, Kasthuri Krishnan,Nick Booth, Vidjia Phun, 

 

Monitoring and Evaluation Pro Bono Impact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Proving Pro Bono Makes a Difference and Impact
The effect pro bono has on individuals can often be very clear but does it make an at-scale impact? This session, guided by the newly issued United Nations Sustainable Develop Goals, will provide some of the basic tools to monitor and evaluate pro bono initiatives as a means to measure and illustrate they are making this impactful difference.
Facilitator/Presenter: Hien Bui Thu
Presenters: Matthew Coghlan, Nick Booth

 

Nicki Lees - Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

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Presenting in the following Session

Pro Bono Asylum and Refugees
This session will focus on a number of diverse ways and means pro bono legal service providers are engaged in holistically assisting in the diverse needs of asylum seekers and refugees, while simultaneously highlighting the significant need and challenges in doing so, as a means to develop broad, at-scale initiatives to further address this expanding demand.
Facilitator/Presenter: Nicki Lees
Presenters: Emma Dunlieve, Caroline Samuel, Yasunobu Sato

 

Norbani Binti Mohamed Nazeri - University of Malaya

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Presenting in the following Session

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
Presenters: Joanne Katz, Nazriah Ahmed

 

Patrick Earle - DTP

Bio details coming soon

Presenting in the following Session

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: Matthew Coghlan, Patrick Earle

 

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
Presenters: Nattakan (Ann) Chomputhong, Patrick Earle, Yumi Itakura

 

Pavina Thephituck - BABSEACLE

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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 Thephituck
Presenters: Goh Sui Lin, Jonathan Olier, Kasthuri Krishan, Marlene Halpern

 

Purification (Pingki) Bernabe - International Pro Bono Alliance

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Strengthening Pro Bono Culture: Unity and Diversity
What are the core unifying values and elements of pro bono and how does the diversity of pro bono strengthen pro bono culture? This plenary session will explore these important questions, while simultaneously seeking to identify further ways to by unify and diversify pro bono as a means to continuing strengthening the culture surrounding it.
Facilitator/Presenter: Marlon Manuel
Presenters: Nicholas Patrick, Purificacion (Pingki) Bernabe

 

Rachel Mason - University of Queensland

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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
Presenters: UQ Student Group

 

Raynov Pamintori - Reprieve

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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
Presenters: Raynov Pamintori

 

Robert Cruz - Bulacan State University Legal Aid

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Developing and Maintaining a Pro Bono Practice: Sole Practitioners and Small Firms: How They Do It
Consistently, through their actions, solo practitioners and small firms demonstrate the sustained commitment to ensure equal access to justice through the providing of pro bono services and do so often without the support system and project infrastructure available to many of their large firm counterparts.  This session will provide and insight into some of the pragmatic building blocks utilized by solo and small firm practitioners on the effective way they are able to achieve this necessary task.
Facilitator/Presenter: Bruce A. Lasky
Presenters: Khaizan Sharizad Ab. Razak (Sherrie), Mohan Sankaran, Robert Cruz

 

Robert Houston - KL Gates

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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
Presenters: Archana Kotecha, Jedrek Ng, Kohnwilai Teppunkoonngam, Robert Houston

 

Samantha Chong Yin Xin - Messrs Thong Seng Kong

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Pro Bono Culture Development in Malaysia: The Historical Foundation, Current Diverse Climate and Future Path
This session will explore the historical development of the pro bono movement and culture in Malaysia through its origins, current diverse status, and future path and potential. Specific case studies will be used to highlight strategies, challenges and successes to date, while providing an insight into how and why this movement can and should expand and deepen.
Facilitator/Presenter: Samantha Chong Yin Xin
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San Ng - USA

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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
Presenters: Cherilyn Tan, Felicity Conrad, Kate Fazio

 

Sarawut Pengsannoo - BABSEACLE

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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
Presenters: PERADI Indonesia, Sarawut Pengsannoo, Shen Mei Bolton

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Shen Mei Bolton - Ashurst

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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
Presenters: Annette Bain, Lynn McMahon, Shen Mei Bolton

 

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
Presenters: PERADI Indonesia, Sarawut Pengsannoo, Shen Mei Bolton

 

Simon Cox - Lawyer UK

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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
Presenters: Nattakan (Ann) Chomputhong, Patrick Earle, Yumi Itakura

 

Sui Doi Mung Hkawng Sharaw - Myanmar Rule of Law Centre

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Why We Do Pro Bono: Inspiring vs. Convincing
Should we be convincing people or inspiring people to do pro bono? This session will explore a number of diverse ways and means to develop and strengthen a pro bono culture through the use of both strategies, some of the challenges faced when doing so and ways to overcome these challenges.
Facilitator/Presenter: Mark Woods
Presenters: Cathy Alvarez, Daw Khin Win Yee, Sui Doi Mung Hkawng Sharaw, Tara Neal

 

Sumaiya Islam - OSJI

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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
Presenters: Marlon Manuel, Tanguy Lim

Tanguy Lim - Singapore Pro Bono Services Office

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The Role of Government and Bar Associations in Developing and Strengthening Pro Bono Culture
The support for the development and strengthening of a pro bono culture requires unity in goals and a diversification of actors.  This session will demonstrate the vital need of the role of both government and bar associations to be an integral part of the pro bono movement as a means to foster and imbed pro bono culture and will highlight various successful practices in doing so.
Facilitator/Presenter: Tanguy Lim
Presenters: Changho Kim, Emma Dunlieve, Indonesia PERADI Representative

 

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
Presenters: Marlon Manuel, Tanguy Lim

 

Tara Neal - Myanmar Rule of Law Centre

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Why We Do Pro Bono: Inspiring vs. Convincing
Should we be convincing people or inspiring people to do pro bono? This session will explore a number of diverse ways and means to develop and strengthen a pro bono culture through the use of both strategies, some of the challenges faced when doing so and ways to overcome these challenges.
Facilitator/Presenter: Mark Woods
Presenters: Cathy Alvarez, Daw Khin Win Yee, Sui Doi Mung Hkawng Sharaw, Tara Neal

 

Vidjia Phun - Pannasastra University of Cambodia

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Pro Bono and People with Disabilities
Guided by the slogan “Nothing About Us Without Us”, this session will provide clear examples of pro bono related initiatives that engage the full and direct participation of people with disabilities as a means to combat many of the legal and other barriers they face.
Facilitator/Presenter: Lindsay Ernst
Presenters: Joni Yulianto, Kasthuri Krishnan,Nick Booth, Vidjia Phun, 

 

Wendy Morrish - BABSEACLE

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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
Presenters: Aisyah Binti Mohd Soberi, Bruce A. Lasky, Cathy Alvarez 

 

Yasunobu Sato - Japan

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Pro Bono Asylum and Refugees
This session will focus on a number of diverse ways and means pro bono legal service providers are engaged in holistically assisting in the diverse needs of asylum seekers and refugees, while simultaneously highlighting the significant need and challenges in doing so, as a means to develop broad, at-scale initiatives to further address this expanding demand.
Facilitator/Presenter: Nicki Lees
Presenters: Emma Dunlieve, Caroline Samuel, Yasunobu Sato

 

Yuet Min Foo - Drew Napier

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Pro Bono 101: The Incredible Diversification of Pro Bono Options
What is pro bono and how do we do it?  This session will explore many of the widely diversified options of pro bono, both locally and at a global level, and in doing so will clearly illustrate that on the pro bono buffetthere is a type of pro bono programme and option suitable to any legal service provider eager and committed to doing pro bono.
Facilitator/Presenter: Lauren Donnison
Presenters: Arni Topico, Bethany Rose, Yuet Min Foo

 

Yumi Itakura - Tokyo Public Law Office

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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
Presenters: Nattakan (Ann) Chomputhong, Patrick Earle, Yumi Itakura