IMG_3701The 2nd Southeast Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference and Workshop will bring together academics, law students, lawyers, judiciary, pro bono professionals, policy makers, civil society and non-profit representatives to consider the multifarious ways pro bono initiatives can strengthen access to justice in Southeast Asia and internationally. The conference and workshop will be an exciting mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, poster presentations and interactive workshop sessions. There will be lots of opportunity for participation, collaboration and dialogue. The sessions will showcase selected, timely and innovative pro bono partnerships and provide a unique space for participants to collaborate in order to improve access to justice for some of the region’s most marginalised communities.The Conference/Workshop aims to:

  • Educate university academics, law students, lawyers, judiciary, pro bono professionals, policy makers, civil society and non-profit representatives about the meaning and concept of pro bono initiatives;
  • Demonstrate the importance of pro bono initiatives to achieve greater access to justice for poor, marginalised and disadvantaged communities in Southeast Asia and internationally;
  • Foster collaborative ties between conference participants to conceptualise, design, launch and strengthen pro bono initiatives locally, regionally and internationally;
  • Demonstrate various models of pro bono initiatives that may be applicable and transferable in Southeast Asia and internationally; and
  • Showcase the successful establishment of pro bono initiatives and programmes.

 

IMG_3734The conference/workshop theme focuses on strengthening access to justice through pro bono initiatives and programmes. Individuals interested in participating in the conference/workshop are also encouraged to submit papers/presentations addressing one or more of the following topics:

  • Pro bono and clinical legal education (CLE)
  • Successful models of pro bono initiatives or programmes
  • Pro bono partnerships: local, regional, international
  • Advocating pro bono and professional responsibility
  • Pro bono initiatives in Asia today
  • Developing a pro bono ethic in and with advocates for justice
  • Pro bono and technology
  • Pro bono and sustainable strengthening of access to justice
  • Related initiatives that promote access to justice for marginalised communities

 

 
 

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