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 2020 Conference Theme :
“ASIA VISION 20/20 : PRO BONO, PRO-ACTIVE.”

The 9th 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 2020 Conference programme showcased local innovation from across the Asia region, and globally, on a diverse range of topical issues including:

Conference Streams

  1. Integrate – linkages, collaborations
  2. Invigorate – people-centered; vulnerable communities
  3. Innovate – systems, policies

 

Conference Sub-Streams

  1. ADR and Pro Bono
  2. Alternative Voices in the Justice Sector
  3. Combating Elder Abuse Through Pro Bono Services
  4. Cross-Border Pro Bono Alliances
  5. Death Penalty and The Work of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers
  6. Developing Pro Bono Systems
  7. Environmental/Climate Justice and Pro Bono Support
  8. Global Legal Professionalism and Pro Bono
  9. Global Poverty, Access to Justice & Pro Bono
  10. Justice on Wheels-The Mobility and Flexibility of Pro Bono Initiatives
  11. Justice/Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono
  12. Law Student Associations and Pro Bono
  13. Legal Empowerment and Pro Bono Working Hand-in-Hand
  14. Leveraging IT and Online Pro Bono Services
  15. Mainstreaming Pro Bono Development and Culture
  16. Paralegals and Pro Bono Synergies
  17. Pro Bono as a Means to Combat Modern Slavery
  18. Pro Bono Initiatives for Migrant Workers
  19. Pro Bono Roles and Opportunities for In-House Counsel
  20. Pro Bono Support for LGBTQ
  21. Pro Bono Support for People Who Use Drugs
  22. Pro Bono Support for Prisoners
  23. Pro Bono Support for Reproductive Rights
  24. Public Interest Law. Strategic Litigation and Pro Bono Foundational Support
  25. Street Law as a Pro Bono Mechanism for Legal Service Providers
  26. Strengthening the Business and Human Rights Movement Through Pro Bono Support
  27. The Evolving Role of Pro Bono in Supporting Transitional Justice
  28. The Role of Pro Bono in Health Justice
  29. The Role, Responsibilities and Opportunities of Bar Associations and Pro Bono
  30. Other Suggested Presentation Topics Related to the Conference Theme

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”.

2019 - 8TH APBC - KATHMANDU, NEPAL
2018 - 7TH APBC - HONG KONG, CHINA
2017 - 6TH APBC - KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
2016 - 5TH APBC - BALI, INDONESIA
2015 - 4TH APBC - MANDALAY, MYANMAR
2014 - 3RD APBC - SINGAPORE
2013 - 2ND APBC - HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
2012 - lST APBC - VIENTIANE, LAOS

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The 2020 Conference Organizing Team

The 2020 Conference is organised by a dedicated team of volunteers from Asia and globally with the support of BABSEACLE team. Organizing Committee details coming soon.

2020 Conference Program Information

The Consortium, its Program Committee, and the 2020 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.

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