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Partial Fee Waiver on Registration

The Organizers will consider providing a partial conference fee waiver to attendees who have both a demonstrated financial need and a history of being involved in pro bono and/or community service projects directed towards helping the poor and marginalized.

The Conference fees will not be waived entirely and will be based upon the applicants needs. Presenting a paper, speaking, or volunteering at the conference does not guarantee a partial fee waiver, but it may assist in your application for a waiver. If a partial fee waiver is granted, the delegate is expected to attend the entire conference and workshop (unless otherwise discussed and agreed to prior to the conference start date). A fee waiver does not include the cost of transportation or accommodation; these costs must be covered by the participant.

Each year, the Asia Pro Bono Conference is run on a revenue-neutral basis meaning we use any surplus to subsidise the attendance of regional “Pro Bono Champions” who could not otherwise afford to attend. Each partial fee waiver received is reviewed and will be granted based upon the applicant’s eligibility according to the criteria below and availability of funding. Applicants will be given the result of their application within 2-4 weeks of submission.

Please see the criteria below and read carefully before continuing on the application form.

To be eligible for a partial fee waiver for the 7th Asia Pro Bono Conference:

Suggestions to fundraise to attend or to attend on a budget
  1. Applicant is involved in pro bono, access to justice and/or community service projects directed towards helping the poor and marginalized.
  2. Applicant is financially unable to pay the Conference registration fee
  3. Applicant is a local delegate or regional partner.
  4. Applicant is able to attend the entire conference.
  5. Applicant can demonstrate that they have tried to find additional financial support to attend the event. E.g. Fundraising, funding applications etc.
  6.  Applicant has the financial means to provide their own transportation and accommodation costs for the full duration of the Conference.
  7. If applicant has previously received a waiver to attend the Asia Pro Bono Conference they must be able to demonstrate how attending the Conference impacted their work, and how they continued to strengthen the Pro Bono Movement.
  8. If applicant attended the 6th Asia Pro Bono Conference they must demonstrate they fulfilled their pro bono pledges which they made during the event.
  • Ask friends and family or work colleagues to sponsor you to attend
  • Check with your university/ organisation if there is any type of funding/grant available to support your attendance
  • Set up a GoFundMe campaign (https://www.gofundme.com )
  • Reach out to local partners/businesses to explain to them why you would like to attend the Conference and how attending will support the work you are doing and ask for support.
  • Host a fundraising event to support your attendance
  • Book your flight tickets in advance to get cheaper tickets
Conditions of the fee waiver
All sponsored participants and participants who received waivers are required to;
  1. Complete the Conference reflective report and submit by 13 November 2018
  2. Volunteer at the Conference (you will be contacted close to the time of the Conference with more details of your volunteer role)

The deadline for submitting your partial fee waiver application is
July 31, 2018
Click here to complete the application


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Online Late Registration Closes on 29 Sep 2017
The 6th Asia Pro Bono Conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Conference Bags
The 2017 conference bags have been made and designed by Yazman Yuhana. Click here to learn a little more about Yazman.

Silent Auction
The 6th Asia Pro Bono Conference will hold its 2017 Silent Auction. Participants are asked to bring items to donate for the Silent Auction to the Conference on the morning Day 1 30 September 2017 and pass to the Silent Auction volunteers.

Watch this space for the latest updates for the 6th Asia Pro Bono Conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia during September – October 2017

2017 Organizing Committee

Aisyah Binti Mohd Soberi
            (University of Malaya)
Annette Bain – Conference Co-Founder
             (DLA Piper)
Bruce Lasky – Conference Co-Founder

Bruno Langhendries
            (Avocats Sans Frontières)
Dinesh Muthal
             (Legal Aid Centre, KL)
Johan Shamsuddin Bin Sabarudin
            (University of Malaya)
John Corker – Conference Co-Founder
            (Australian Pro Bono Centre)
Lauren Donnison
Lynn McMahon
            (Herbert Smith Freehills)
Manolinh Thepkhamyong 
            (Law & Development Partnership)
Miriam Chinnappa 
            (Avocats Sans Frontières)
Norbani Binti Mohamed Nazeri
            (University of Malaya)
Rajen Devaraj 
            (Malaysian Bar Council)
Ravin Singh 
            (Malaysian Bar Council)
Samantha Chong 
            (Legal Aid Centre, KL)
Stephanie  Bastian 
            (Legal Aid Centre, KL)
Suzanna Abdul Hadi
            (Taylor’s University)
Thip Nouansyvong – Conference Co-Founder
            (Law & Development Partnership)
Wendy Morrish – Conference Co-Founder

Conference Programme Committee (CPC)

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