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7th Asia Pro Bono Conference

2018 Hong Kong

Conference Dates: 25 – 27 Oct 2018

Conference Theme: “Inspire. Impact.”

2018 Presenters Coming Soon

Participants interested in presenting or submitting presentations for the 7th Asia Pro Bono Conference that will be held in Hong Kong in 2018 can do so in one of the following online submission forms listed below.
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2017 – 6th Asia Pro Bono Conference

Strengthening Pro Bono Culture: Unity and Diversity”

30 Sep – 2 Oct 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Please click here to view. Also, please not the pages is being updated with the confirmed presenters and their bios.

To view  presenter’s bios click here.  Presenters & Facilitators at the 5th Asia Pro Bono Conference held in Bali, Indonesia 2016


  • Alvon Kurnia Palma, YLBHI
  • Andrew Valentine, DLA Piper
  • Annette Bain, DLA Piper
  • Bruce Lasky, BABSEACLE
  • Bruno Langhendries, Avocats Sans Frontières
  • Catherine Campbell, Queensland  University of Technology
  • Cathleen Caga-Anan, Ateneo Law School, GLSI
  • Catriona Martin, DLA Piper
  • Changho Kim, Human Rights Now
  • Charmaine Yap, Justice Without Borders
  • Cheow Hung Tan, Beacon Law Corp/BABSEACLE
  • Chris Barron, Family Law Group Solicitors Australia
  • Chrissy Clark, Missouri Western State University
  • Christopher Walsh, BABSEACLE
  • Claire Donse, DLA Piper
  • Daniel Creasey, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers
  • Danielle Hurda, QUT
  • David W. Tushaus, Missouri Western State University
  • Deepa  Paturkar,  ILS law college
  • Dewaputu Adnyana, LBH Bali
  • Dewi Paquita, SARUNI
  • Dina Puspita Hapsari, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
  • Doug Colbert, University of Maryland
  • Douglas MacLean, Justice Without Borders
  • Efthimia Goudakis, DLA Piper
  • Emi Rowse, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Emma Dunlevie, Russell Kennedy Lawyers
  • Febi Yonesta, (SUAKA)
  • Gabrielle Redmond, QUT
  • Gemma-Jane Cooper, Center for the Study of HumanitarianLaw, Cambodia
  • Geneveive Yastine, Yastini and Raniti Law Office
  • Hariyanto, SBMI Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia
  • Heisoo Shin, UN Rappateur
  • Helena Whalen-Bridge, National University of Singapore
  • Irina Zaitseva, HSF
  • Jeremy Dein, 25 Bedford Row Chambers
  • Jessica Marsh, Trust Law
  • Jihan Jacob, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Joanne Katz, Missouri Western State University
  • Joe Lynch, Lanna Lawyers
  • John Corker, Australian Pro Bono  Center
  • Kanchi Kohli, NAMATI
  • Kate Donnelly, QUT
  • Katie Sweatman, K&L Gates
  • Khing Maung Zaw, Independent Law Association of Myanmar
  • Kris Gledhill, Auckland  University of Technology
  • Lauren Donnison, BABSEACLE
  • Khun Ring Pan (Ricky), Myanmar Lawyer
  • Leena Ghosh, UN Rappateur
  • Leni Widi Mulyani, Pasundan University
  • Lindsay  Ernst, HKU
  • Liza Sekaggya, UN Rappateur
  • Luke Marsh, Chinese  University of Hong Kong
  • Lynn McMahon, HSF
  • Mandy Shircore, James Cook University
  • Marcus De Witt-Ryall, QUT
  • Mark Woods, Law Council of Australia
  • Marlene Halpern, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Marlon Manuel, SEALAW
  • Matthew Coghlan, Law and Governance Consultant
  • Maxwell Abbott, BABSEACLE
  • Michael Murray, Townsville Community Legal Service
  • Michael Ramsden, Chinese  University of Hong Kong
  • Mimi Zou, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Miriam Chinnappa, Avocats Sans Frontières
  • Monica Taylor, University of Queensland
  • Muhammad Joni Yulianto, Sasana Integrasi dan Advokasi Difabel (SIGAB)
  • Nahla Haidar, UN Rappateur
  • Natalie Matranga, United Nations Development Programme
  • Natasha Djamin, Oentoeng Suria & Partners
  • Natasha Latiff, Strategic Advocacy Human Rights
  • Nattakan Chomputhong, BABSEACLE
  • Neil Pacamalan, US Embassy
  • Nguyen Thi Thuy Linh, BABSEACLE
  • Ni Luh Gede Yastini, Yastini and Raniti Law Office
  • Nick Booth, United Nations  Development Programme
  • Nick Thomson, BABSEACLE Director
  • Nicolas Patrick, DLA Piper
  • Nicole Lees, Maurice Blackburn
  • Patrick Burgess, Asia Justice and Rights
  • Pavina Thephithuck, BABSEACLE
  • Preeda Saiupparat, Upparat Law Office
  • Purificacion Bartolome-Bernabe, International Pro Bono Alliance
  • Rachel Hines, Justice Without Borders
  • Rebecca Greenlaugh, Ashurst
  • Rebecca McDonough, QUT
  • Ricky Gunawan, LBH Masyarakat
  • Sam Lynch, QUT
  • Soyeon Jeong, Human Rights Law Center Boda
  • Sri Ariyani, Human Rights resource center
  • Sumaiya Islam, Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Suphamat Phonphra, BABSEACLE/SEACLEA
  • Suresh Damodara, Damodara Hazra LLP
  • Suzanna Brickman, DLA Piper
  • Tae-Ung Baik, UN Rappateur
  • Tanguy Lim, Law Society of Singapore
  • Thip Nouansyvong, Development and Law Partnership/BABSEACLE
  • Tim Conboy, Maurice Blackburn
  • Trish Cameron, (SUAKA)
  • U Hla Kho, Mandalay Law Firm
  • Uli Parulian Sihombing, Indonesia
  • Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, UN Rappateur
  • Vidjia Phun, Pannasastra University of Cambodia
  • Wendy Morrish, BABSEACLE
  • Wisarut Samlee-on, Rangsit University
  • Yunita Purnama, LBH Jakarta
To view  presenter’s bios click  on the speaker’s name listed below. Presenters & Facilitators at the 4th Asia Pro Bono Conference and Legal Ethics Forum held in Mandalay, Myanmar 2015


Presenters & Facilitators at the 3rd Asia Pro Bono Conference held in Singapore 2014


  • Anne-Françoise Meeùs, Avocats Sans Frontières
  • Annette Bain, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Annette Beashel, DLA Piper
  • Arisyah Anuar, University of Malaya
  • Benjamin Pwee, E-Deo Asia
  • Bounthavy Khorayoke, Laos Bar Association, Legal Aid Office
  • Bruce Lasky, BABSEACLE
  • Catherine Klein, Catholic University USA
  • Catherine Lalonde, Avocats Sans Frontières
  • Chan Hian Young, Allen & Gledhill LLP
  • Christopher Walsh, BABSEACLE, Torrens University of Australia
  • Christopher Leong, Malaysia Bar Association, Chooi & Company
  • Cynthia Morel, Singapore Management University
  • Daniel Creasey, DLA Piper
  • David Quark, Singapore Institute of Legal Education
  • Debbie Fordyce, TWC2
  • Douglas MacLean, Justice Without Borders
  • Ed Rekosh, PILnet
  • Esther Nai, Salesforce Foundation, APAC
  • Febi Yonesta, Jakarta Legal Aid Institute
  • Fiona Li, Law Student, University of Hong Kong
  • Fiona McLeay, Justice Connect
  • Francis Goh, Harry Elias
  • Freda Grealy, Law Society of Ireland
  • Gina Ho, IBM
  • Gregory Vijayendran, Rajah & Tann LLP
  • Helena Whalen-Bridge, National University of Singapore
  • Hien Bui Thu, BABSEACLE
  • Iam Lin, TSMP Law Corporation
  • Indranee Thurai Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Law & Education Singapore
  • Jacqueline Field, HOME
  • Jason Kang, Intel
  • Jeffrey Lim, Wong Partnership LLP
  • John Corker, Australia Pro Bono Centre
  • Josphus Tan, Law Society of Singapore
  • June Ambrosio, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Kenny Tam, Law Student, University of Hong Kong
  • Laura Lombardo, Ashurst
  • Le Thi Chaw, Trade Union University, Vietnam
  • Leah Wortham, Catholic University, USA
  • Lim Wei Zhen, Law Student, National University of Singapore
  • Lindsay Ernst, University of Hong Kong
  • Linh Bear, BABSEACLE
  • Luke Tan, HOME
  • Malathi Das, Joyce A Tan & Partners
  • Maree Myerscough, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Mark Robinson, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Mark Woods, Law Council of Australia
  • Megan Wall, St. Johns County Legal Aid, USA
  • Melvin Chan, TSMP Law Corporation
  • Mervyn Cheong, Eugene Thuraisingam
  • Minh Nguyen, Gide Loyrette Nouel, Vietnam
  • Monica Taylor, University of Queensland
  • Nadine Yap, Law Society of Singapore
  • Narin Dadthuyawat, Law Student, Khon Kaen University
  • Ng Joo Kim, Citibank
  • Nick Booth, UNDP
  • Nicola Yeoman, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Nicolas Patrick, DLA Piper
  • Nithia Dory, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Nwe Mar, BABSEACLE
  • Panarairat Srichayarat, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • Patrick Burgess, AJAR
  • Phallack Kong, PUC
  • Rathna Koman, Singapore Management University
  • Rohan Bartlett, Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific
  • Samantha Chong Yin Xin, Messrs Thong Seng Kong & Associates
  • Sarut Juimanee, Thaksin University
  • See Kee Oon, Judicial Commission, State Courts of Singapore
  • Sheila Hayre, National University of Singapore
  • Simon Chesterman, National University of Singapore
  • Simon Cox, Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Sokchar Mom, Legal Support for Children & Women, Cambodia
  • Somphou Keomounmany, The Asia Foundation, Laos
  • Sir Aryani (Ari), Tifa Foundation, Indonesia
  • Sumaiya Islam, Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Susan Brooks, Drexel University, USA
  • Swathi Sukuman, iProbono
  • Tai Cheuk Wing (Honor), University of Hong Kong
  • Tan Cheng Han, National University of Singapore
  • Tan Cheow Hung, Beacon Law Corporation, BABSEACLE
  • Tanguy Lim, Law Society of Singapore
  • Thai MacDonald, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Thip Nouansyvong, BABSEACLE
  • Thippasone Luangpaphay, Village Focus International
  • Tola Moeun, Community Legal Education Center, Cambodia
  • Tze-Wei Ng, PILnet,
  • U Hla Ko, Mandalay Lawyers
  • Vichuta Ly, Legal Support for Children & Women, Cambodia
  • Viengvilay Theinchanhxay, National University of Laos
  • Wendy Morrish, BABSEACLE
  • Yin Yin Win, Yangon University
Presenters & Facilitators who spoke in Vietnam in 2013


  • Annette Bain: Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Antje Kraft:  UNDP
  • Bruce Lasky: BABSEACLE
  • Cheow Hung Tan: Beacon Law Corporation
  • Claire Donse: DLA Piper
  • Douglas MacLean: Fullbright Scholar/University of Tokyo
  • Ed Rekosh: PILNET
  • Erica Emdon: Probono.org
  • Erling Selen  :  Juss Buss
  • Erylynne Espenilla: IBM
  • Esther Lardent:  Pro Bono Institute
  • Geetha Nair:  Australian Government Solicitor Office
  • Gregory Vijayendran: Law Society of Singapore
  • Hannah Tye: Freshfields
  • Heather Eisenlord: International Senior Lawyers Project
  • Hoang The Lien: MOJ Vietnam
  • Jaime Zainuddin: Law Society of Singapore Pro Bono Services Office
  • John Corker: National Pro Bono Resource Centre (Australia)
  • Kevin Crawley: Northumbria University
  • Kunasegaran Nadasen: Malaysian Bar Council
  • Laura Milne: BABSEACLE
  • Lisa Sweat: International Senior Lawyers Project
  • Mark Woods: Law Council of Australia
  • Marlon Manuel  :  ALG
  • Michael Gill: DLA Piper
  • Nam Le Vu: University of Economics and Law
  • Nguyen Ngoc Dien: UEL
  • Nicholas Booth: UNDP
  • Nicholas Patrick: DLA Piper
  • Nisha Saxena: Supreme Court of India
  • Nithia Dory  :  Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Nwe Nwe Aung: Mawlamying Justice Centre (Myanmar)
  • Pannarairat Srichaiyarat: Chiang Mai University
  • Phallack Kong: Pannasastra University of Cambodia/Khmer Lex Law Firm
  • Rathna Koman:  Singapore Management University
  • Roberto Eugenio T.Cadiz: Libertas
  • Serena Grant: Thomson Reuters
  • Shahrany Binte Hassan: Law Society of Singapore Pro Bono Services Office
  • Sue Garlick: Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House
  • Tanguy Lim: Law Society of Singapore Pro Bono Service Office
  • Thomas G. Giglione: World Mediation Organization
  • Tran Van Nam  :  National Economic University
  • Wendy Morrish: BABSE CLE
Presenters & Facilitators who spoke in Laos in 2012


  • Abraham Vergis, Vice Chairman, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme, Singapore
  • Annette Bain, Pro Bono Counsel, Executive Director Freehills Foundation
  • Arpee Santiago, Executive Director Ateneo Human Rights Center, HRBA2J-Asia Consortium Steering Committee Member, Philippines
  • Malathi Das, President of LAWASIA, Singapore
  • Betty Yolanda, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Indonesia
  • Bounleuth Xaphakdy, FLP CLE, Laos
  • Bruce A. Lasky, Co-Director BABSEACLE
  • Chris Edwards, Local Pro Bono Coordinator & Senior Associate, DLA Piper, Singapore
  • Erlynne Espenilla Uy, Senior Counsel, ASEAN, IBM, Singapore
  • Laura Milne, Access to Justice & Pro Bono Programme Manager, BABSEACLE
  • Hien Bui Thu, BABSEACLE Viet Nam Country Manager, Viet Nam
  • Jayampathy Wickramaratne, President’s Counsel, Sri Lanka
  • John Corker National Pro Bono Resource Center, Australia
  • Judith McNamara, Assistant Dean, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Le Vu Nam, Dean of the Faculty of Law at University of Economic and Law (UEL), Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
  • Lewis Truong, Country Counsel, IBM, Viet Nam
  • Lim Tanguy, Law Society of Singapore, Singapore
  • Liubou Krasnitskaya, International Expert and Trainer on Clinical Legal Education, Belarus
  • Manolinh Thepkhamvong, Lao Bar Association, Laos
  • Muhamad Insur, Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH) Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Pannarairat Srichaiyarat, Director Legal Consultation Center, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Phallack Kong, Esq. Dean and Professor of Law, Pannasastra University Cambodia, Cambodia
  • Phetmany Luangsichampa, FLP CLE, Laos
  • Preeda Saiupparat, Upparat Law, Thailand
  • Siriporn Allapach, Marketing and Communications Manager, Baker & McKenzie, Thailand
  • Thien Le Nguyen, UEL CLE Coordinator, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
  • Thip Nouansyvong, FLP CLE Legal Fellow, Laos
  • Tue Phuong Nguyen, Volunteer Coordinator, BABSEACLE, Viet Nam
  • Wendy Morrish, Co-Director, BABSEACLE
  • Yuet Min, BABSEACLE Singapore

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