2019 SUPPORTERS

 
BABSEACLE
OSJI
HSF
New Perimeter
2018 -Event and In Kind Supporters – Lanna Lawyers
DLA Piper
OSF
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
Yak & Yeti
ILF
 

Programme

 2019 Conference Theme :
“Justice for All: Empower – Engage – Sustain”

The 8th Asia Pro Bono Conference programme is being designed now. Our presenters/facilitators come from across the legal landscape bringing diverse experience and thought leadership. The Conference is an opportunity to learn more about the impact of strategic pro bono on seemingly intractable humanitarian problems as you network with your peers.

The Conference programme aims to showcase local innovation from across the Asia region, and globally, on a diverse range of topical issues including:

  • The History of Pro Bono
  • Pro Bono Support for Climate Justice
  • Developing and Implementing Pro Bono Policies
  • Para-legalism Pro Bono
  • Engaging Youth and New Actors in Pro Bono Initiatives
  • Legal Aid and Pro Bono Collaborations
  • Decolonizing Legal Systems: Pro Bono as a Mechanism
  • Economic Justice and Pro Bono (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)
  • Pro Bono Capacity Building
  • The Impact of Pro Bono on the Sustainable Development Goals/Goal 16
  • Pro Bono Assistance for the Marginalized and Vulnerable
  • Strengthening Pro Bono Through Technology
  • Pro Bono and Ageing Populations
  • Expanding the Asia Pro Bono Roundtable Network
  • Pro Bono Support for People Who Use Drugs
  • Legal Empowerment and Pro Bono Synergy
  • ADR Pro Bono
  • Ensuring Disability Rights Protections Through Pro Bono
  • Arts, Culture and Pro Bono Promotion
  • Pro Bono Awareness – Celebrating and Inspiring Pro Bono Culture Development
  • Engaging Pro Bono Support from the Judiciary
  • StreetLaw, Justice Education and Pro Bono
  • Enabling Pro Bono: Systemic Perspectives
  • The Role of Bar Associations in Supporting Pro Bono
  • Juvenile Justice Pro Bono
  • Cross Border Pro Bono
  • Pro Bono Strengthening Through Multi-Sector Engagement
  • Public Interest Law/Strategic Litigation Pro Bono
  • LGBTQ+ Inclusive Pro Bono
  • Gender Equality/Sexual  Violence/Family Law/Anti-discrimination
  • Combating the Death Penalty Through Pro Bono Services
  • Migration and Pro Bono
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Disaster Management
  • Statelessness

Interest in Becoming a Presenter Click on This Link 

Please send any inquiries to [email protected]

In 2013 in Vietnam – the late Ms. Esther Lardent (Pro Bono Institute’s President and CEO) spoke of the difference between pro bono and the American government controlled ‘Legal Aid’, meaning “services provided to low-income or disenfranchised groups”. Hence, Ms. Lardent gave her definition of pro bono as, “lawyers in private practice who are doing such work for free as part of their professional obligations to the legal community”.

Highlights from Previous Asia Pro Bono Conferences

 

Pro Bono Lawyers in Laos – Presented in 2012 at the 1st Asia Pro Bono Conference in Vientiane Lao PDR Pro Bono Lawyers in Singapore – Presented in 2014 at the 3rd Asia Pro Bono Conference in Singapore Pro Bono Lawyers in Myanmar – Presented in 2015 at the 4th Asia Pro Bono Conference in Mandalay, Myanmar

All presentations and sessions incorporate inspiring and interactive methodology into the session, the below show the level of interaction by both the participants and the presenters at each of the Asia Pro Bono Conferences.

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2018 7th Asia Pro Bono Conference in Hong Kong

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2017 6th Asia Pro Bono Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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2016 5th Asia Pro Bono Conference in Bali, Indonesia

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2015 4th Asia Pro Bono Conference in Mandalay, Myanmar

Participation of the delegates in the session "Identifying the legal needs and the challenges facing access to justice and legal aid in Asia and how pro bono might overcome these challenges."

2015 Myanmar Day 1
Participation of the delegates in the session “Identifying the Legal Needs and the Challenges Facing Access to Justice and Legal Aid in Asia and How Pro Bono Might Overcome These Challenges.”

 

Participation of the delegates in the session "The role of bar associations in supporting pro bono."

2015 Myanmar Day 2
Participation of the delegates in the session “The Role of Bar Associations in Supporting Pro Bono.”

 

 

Participation of the delegates in the session "A debate on whether student pro bono should be mandatory."

2015 Myanmar Day 3
Participation of the delegates in the session “A Debate on Whether Student Pro Bono Should be Mandatory.”

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2014 3rd Asia Pro Bono Conference in Singapore

Participation of the delegates in the session "Creating a Vibrant Pro Bono Ecosystem to Strengthen Access to Justice"

2014 Singapore Day 1
Participation of the delegates in the session “Creating a Vibrant Pro Bono Ecosystem to Strengthen Access to Justice”

Participation by delegates in the session on "In-house Counsel and Pro Bono What challenges do in-house counsel face when engaging in pro bono? How can these challenges be overcome?"

2014 Singapore Day 2
Participation by delegates in the session on “In-house Counsel and Pro Bono; What Challenges do In-house Counsel Face When Engaging in Pro Bono? How Can These Challenges be Overcome?”

2014 Singapore Day 3
Participation by delegates in session on “From Pro Bono Student to Pro Bono Lawyer; What Obstacles do Students Face When They Strive to Maintain Pro Bono Contributions as a Young Lawyer?”

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2013 2nd Asia Pro Bono Conference in Vietnam

2013 Vietnam Day 1
Participation from the delegates in the Session “Developing and Strengthening the Pro Bono Movement to Ensure Greater Access to Justice: A Shared Responsibility”

2013 Vietnam Day 2
Participation from the delegates in the Session “Developing Pro Bono Partnerships: Local, Regional and International Experiences and Strategies”

2013 Vietnam Day 3
Participation from the delegates in the Session “Professional Excellence: How to Manage Working Partnerships”

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2012 1st Asia Pro Bono Conference in Laos

2012 Laos Day 1 Participation from the delegates in the Session "Current situation of Pro Bono and legal assistance to the poor and disadvantaged in Laos & Southeast Asia"

2012 Laos Day 1
Participation from the delegates in the Session “Current Situation of Pro Bono and Legal Assistance to the
Poor and Disadvantaged in Laos & Southeast Asia”

2012 Laos Participation of the delegates in the session "How to develop the Pro Bono culture in your organisation and your country including: - Presentation/demonstration on Pro Bono initiatives and collaborative partnerships - Means, methods and strategies - Developing and implementing Pro Bono initiatives and collaborative partnerships"

2012 Laos Day 2
Participation of the delegates in the session “How to develop the Pro Bono culture in your organisation
and your country including:
– Presentation/demonstration on Pro Bono initiatives and
collaborative partnerships
– Means, methods and strategies
– Developing and implementing Pro Bono initiatives and
collaborative partnerships”

2012 Laos Day 3
Participation from the delegates in the Session “Site Visit to the National University of Laos, Faculty of law & Political Science Clinical Legal Education Office”

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
2018 -Event and In Kind Supporters – Lanna Lawyers
DLA Piper
OSF
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
Yak & Yeti
ILF
 

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