A Non-Profit Access to Justice Initiative

We are committed to creating globally greater access to justice through pro bono, rule of law and justice education initiatives.

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Upcoming Justice Events

Inaugural Asia Pro Bono Virtual Conference and Access to Justice Exchange

24-28 Sep 2020

The Inaugural APBVC and Access to Justice Exchange will be held online (24 – 28 September 2020) with the theme:  PRO BONO IN A TRANSITIONING ENVIRONMENT.  This epic, virtual event, will focus on many pro bono and access to justice issues, including providing a platform to discuss justice issues resulting from the current pandemic.

2020 National CLE Mock Pre-Trial Hearing Workshop

Oct – Nov 2020

As a means to support and strengthen the Annual Asia Regional Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Mock Pre-Trial Hearing, held each year at the end of November, or early December, BABSEACLE, along with its partners, will be organizing a number of virtual National CLE Mock Pre-Trial Hearing Workshops. These virtual national workshops will be held in a number of countries throughout the Asia region, mostly during the months of October-November, 2020.

2020 Annual Asia Regional CLE Mock (Pre)-Trial Hearing Event

 

21 Nov – 5 Dec 2020

CLE Mock Trial allows students to develop legal, analytical and advocacy skills, thereby increasing familiarity with court process and enhancing participants’ appreciation and understanding of legal ethics.

The Global Pro Bono Move

 

1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Together we have 365 days to walk, run, bike, swim, wheel or move, a combined total of 40,000 KM. The Global Pro Bono Move (Walk Jog Bike, Swim, Wheel, Hike, Move) is an annual awareness and fundraising event (1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020) which supports greater access to justice and helps to build Rule of Law to protect the poor, vulnerable and marginalized. Donations will support critical justice issues magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Over 1,100 Legal Trainings

Since 2003, BABSEACLE has a proven record of inspiring training workshops with law teachers, lawyers, legal service providers, students and community members through Asia and globally.

100% Collaborative

BABSEACLE seeks to develop and strengthen positive partnerships and networks locally, regionally and internationally. We endeavor to link access to justice programs to civil society organizations, law firms, corporations, governmental policy makers, municipalities, and justice sector institutions. We welcome partnerships to support these access to justice champions.

We Support Justice Education Initiatives

Providing technical, administrative and organizational support and helping establish and strengthen university-based and community-based Clinical Legal Education (CLE) and Justice Education programs.

We Collaborate on Pro Bono Initiatives

Offering opportunities for pro bono departments of law firms and corporations to train and assist in the development of the professional, ethical and legal skills of lawyers and professors of law.

We Produce Interactive Legal Curricula

Develops and assists in the development of interactive legal curricula and manuals for university law faculties, community-based legal advisors, paralegals, non-governmental and governmental organizations.

We Train Trainers to Train

Conducts grassroots “training of trainers” workshops, using interactive, learner-focused methodology.

We Host an International Externship Clinic

Coordinates and hosts an International Legal Studies Externship Clinic and promotes course credit for eligible participating students.

We Collaborate and Connect Partners

Works to connect new university clinics, justice and pro bono initiatives with established university clinics, justice, and pro bono initiatives, as well as teaming clinics with pro bono departments of law firms and corporations.

Who Are We?

We are BABSEACLE, a 501-C-3 U.S. not-for-profit, access to justice/legal education organization which collaborates globally in the development of justice education and access to justice initiatives while simultaneously fostering generations of pro bono minded champions. BABSEACLE has been working collaboratively with universities, law students, law faculties, lawyers, members of the legal community, justice-related organizational partners, government and the private sector since 2003 to develop justice education and pro bono related programs throughout Asia and globally. These programs assist in providing access to justice services while simultaneously helping to build the next generation of social justice, pro bono minded champions. These programs and clinics assist communities, provide legal aid services and simultaneously help to build the next generation of social justice, pro-bono minded champions.

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