About

The Asia Pro Bono Conference brings together academics, law students, lawyers, judiciary, pro bono professionals, policy makers, civil society and non-profit representatives to consider the multifarious 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.

There is always an opportunity for participation, collaboration and dialogue. The sessions selected are timely, innovative  and reflect effective pro bono partnerships. They provide a unique space for participants to collaborate in order to improve access to justice for some of the region’s most marginalised communities.

Each year, the Asia Pro Bono Conference is run on a revenue-neutral basis meaning we use any surplus to subsidise the attendance or regional “Pro Bono Champions” who could not otherwise afford to attend.

Conference Goals

The Conference aims to:

  • Educate university academics, law students, lawyers, judiciary, pro bono professionals, policy makers, civil society and non-profit representatives about the meaning and concept of pro bono initiatives;
  • Demonstrate the importance of pro bono initiatives to achieve greater access to justice for poor, marginalised and disadvantaged communities in Asia and internationally;
  • Foster collaborative ties between Conference participants to conceptualise, design, launch and strengthen pro bono initiatives locally, regionally and internationally;
  • Demonstrate various models of pro bono initiatives that may be applicable and transferable in Asia and internationally; and
  • Showcase the successful establishment of pro bono initiatives and programmes.

Who Should Attend:

  • Lawyers
  • Law professors
  • Law students
  • The judiciary
  • Government officials
  • Others from Indonesia, regionally and internationally involved in pro bono and access to justice initiatives

Why Attend:

  • Learn about world-class professional pro bono initiatives and developments in Asia
  • To network with and learn from legal colleagues throughout Indonesia, regionally and internationally
  • To explore means and methods to develop and implement pro bono initiatives
  • Learn about innovative partnerships and practices that are being effectively implemented in Asia, regionally and internationally

Where:

The next Asia Pro Bono Conference will be held in Malaysia in 2017. More information coming soon

If you are interested in learning more about how to support or attend the Conference please email to [email protected]

Previous Conferences (2012 – 2015)

2015 – Mandalay Myanmar 

The 4th Asia Pro Bono Conference was held in Mandalay, Myanmar on the 3-6 September, 2015; bringing together over 230 delegates from 19 countries.
(click to read the conference report)

2014 – Singapore

The 3rd Asia Pro Bono Conference was held in Singapore on the 2-4 of October 2014; bringing together over 350 delegates from 25 countries.
(click to read the conference report)

2013 – HCMC, Vietnam

The 2nd Asia Pro Bono Conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on the 11-12 of October 2013; bringing together over 200 delegates from 19 countries.
(click to read the conference report)

2012 – Vientiane, Lao PDR

The 1st Asia Pro Bono Conference was held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on the 28-29 September 2012; bringing together over 150 delegates from 20 countries.
(click to read the conference report)