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
Conference programme committee
Rather than the Conference and programme being driven by any one organization, a collective group of renowned individuals and organizations working in the Asia region have come together as volunteers to ensure 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)
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”.
The conference and workshop will be composed of several types of contributions:
NB. Your presentation must demonstrate how you will incorporate interactive methodology into the session.
Showcasing successful impacts of pro bono programmes and initiatives. Or presentations composed of work-in-progress, reports, fresh developments in the field, or a review of recent literature pertaining to a particular problem or approach, findings that indicate and/or provide suggestions for solutions.
These consortiums provide the forum for group discussions where law students share individual projects and on-going work related to pro bono initiatives.
Alternatively, works such as documentary films, photography or artwork can be submitted with a 250 word abstract.
Pro Bono and CLE Clinics Showcases & Exhibitions
Showcases and/or exhibitions that present recent developments and applications in pro bono and CLE programmes or initiatives. These should be designed to inform a large and qualified audience about the successes of any pro bono clinics or programmes globally.
These contain implementation information or works-in-progress that will be displayed at the conference during the early registration poster display throughout the conference/workshop.
Highlights from Previous Asia Pro Bono Conferences
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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2016 5th Asia Pro Bono Conference in Bali, Indonesia