Strategic Pro Bono Programs for Indigenous Peoples and other Vulnerable Sectors

13.30 – 15.00 | 17 September

Room: Topaz

This session will share the experiences and best practices of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) in partnership with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) in responding to access to justice challenges of the underserved communities. Discuss the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated gaps in access to justice amongst vulnerable communities and how partnerships between bar associations both global and domestic are working to respond to those needs.

• Encourage pro bono lawyering strategies to empower underserved sectors both in terms of legal capacity building and economic rights.