2018 SUPPORTERS & HOSTS

Foundation Champion Supporter

 
 

Pro Bono Champion

 
 

Pro Bono Leader

 
 

Pro Bono Warrior

 
 

Event and In-Kind Sponsors

 
 

Supporting Organisations

 
Hong Kong Bar Association
Hong Kong Centre for Pro Bono Service
PILNet
婦女動力基金
HerFund Hong Kong
 

Programme

 

The 7th Asia Pro Bono Conference programme is designed to inspire anyone who believes it is possible to increase access to justice through pro bono legal collaborations. Our presenters 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 on a diverse range of topical issues including Statelessness, Technology and Pro Bono, Migrant Workers, Refugees, Pro Bono Along the Belt and Road, Pro Bono and ADR, Trafficking, Business and Human Rights, Discrimination, Starting A Pro Bono Practice and Innovations in Advocacy
  • Generate a tech aware pro bono community for clients and legal service providers
  • Foster tri-sector collaborations between government, business and civil society

Call for Presenters

 

If you are interested in presenting at the Conference:

  • please send us a brief outline of your topic in 500 words, or less
  • tell us how your topic relates to the Conference theme Inspire. Impact. and increasing access to justice
  • if the project has included any new application of technology, please mention that

We want all our delegates to be able to take home practical lessons which they can integrate within their own pro bono practices.

Due date: 31st March 2018.

Questions? Please send any inquiries to [[email protected]]

7th Asia Pro Bono Conference

“Inspire. Impact.”

Programme committee
Rather than the Conference and programme being driven by any one organization, a broad collective of renowned individuals and organizations working in the Asia region have come together as volunteers to form a core Conference Program Committee and a wider Program Advisory Committee. This ensures the inclusive input of the widest possible range of stakeholders so that the event achieves the standards set out above. This is a true pro bono law network in practice.

2018's conference programme committee Includes:

Currently being updated…

Annette Bain (DLA Piper)
Richard Yip (Denis Cheng’s Chambers)
Jessica Hatherall, (Justice Centre)
Bruce Lasky 
(Lanna Lawyers & BABSEACLE)

Bethany Rose (Legal Programme Manager – TrustLaw)
John Corker (Australian Pro Bono Centre)
Lynn McMahon (Herbert Smith Freehills)

 

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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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”

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2018 Logo & Bag Designer

Daniel Tang

A self-taught illustrator, Daniel has had keen interest in anything creative since he was able to hold a pencil. When the opportunity came up for him to contribute and apply his talents for the 2018 Asia Pro Bono Conference, he jumped at the chance to share and give back to the community, hoping to help those in need of access to justice.

The 2018 Conference Local Organizing Committee

The 2018 Conference is organised by the Conference Local Organizing Committee (“CLOC“), comprising the heads of the five working committees. The full list of volunteers assisting with the Conference Organisation is available here. Big hand of applause to them them all and BABSEACLE as well for their support.

2018 Conference Program Information

The CLOC, its Program Committee and the 2018 Program Advisory Group is currently putting together the Conference program. To view more details of the program, speakers and related information please click here.

2018 SUPPORTERS & HOSTS

Foundation Champion Supporter

 
 

Pro Bono Champion

 
 

Pro Bono Leader

 
 

Pro Bono Warrior

 
 

Event and In-Kind Sponsors

 
 

Supporting Organisations

 
Hong Kong Bar Association
Hong Kong Centre for Pro Bono Service
PILNet
婦女動力基金
HerFund Hong Kong
 

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