2nd SEA/ASIA Pro Bono Conference – HCMC Viet Nam

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2nd Southeast Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference & Workshop 2013

“Pro Bono Initiatives to Strengthen Access to Justice”

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

11 & 12 October 2013

2nd PBC Organizers

When:
Friday October 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM ICT -to- Saturday October 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM ICT

 

Where:
October 11, 2013
Hotel Majestic
1 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, District 1 – Riverside, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

October 12, 2013
University of Economics & Law
Quarter 3, Linh Xuan Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam

UEL buses will be able to take participants to and from UEL

 

Contact:
Wendy Morrish
BABSEA CLE [email protected]

 

Conference/Workshop Cost
USD $350.00 Early Registration (closed 10 May 2013)
USD $425.00 Registration (11 May 2013 – 8 Sep 2013)
USD $500.00 Late Registration
(9 Sep 2013 onwards)

Conference costs include:

  • Lunch both days
  • Dinner on the 11th
  • Coffee and refreshments both days
  • Conference materials
  • Round trip transport to UEL on the 12th

Fee waiver
If you are a delegate who has both a financial need and a history of being involved in pro bono and/or community service projects, BABSEA CLE will consider providing a limited partial conference cost waiver.
Please submit a fee waiver form:
https://www.babseacle.org/pbc-waiver-form/

 

Visa Requirements:
Visa Requirement Information

Organize your visa online

 

Conference Speakers:

Key Note Speakers

International Perspective
Esther Lardent : Pro Bono Institute President and CEO

Regional Perspective
Gregory Vijayendran : Council Member of The Law Society of Singapore Equity Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP

National Perspective
Vietnam (to be confirmed)

Session Presenters

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

 

 

Sponsorship Suggested Options:
To view the 2013 SEA/ASIA Pro Bono Conference Sponsorship Suggested Options click here To use the online option for the 2013 SEA/ASIA Pro Bono Conference Sponsorship Suggestion Options click here

 

Current Sponsors Include

Herbert Smith Freehills

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Freshfields

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The Asia Foundation

Allen Linklaters

National Pro Bono Resource

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Lux Dev

DLA Piper (285)

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Beacon Law Corp

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Binh An Law Firm

Cockburn Legal

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The 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.

The 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

Conference Speakers 

  • Key Note Speakers
  • International Perspective
  • Esther Lardent   :   Pro Bono Institute President and CEO
  • Regional Perspective
  • Gregory Vijayendran   :   Council Member of The Law Society of Singapore Equity Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP
  • National Perspective
  • Vietnam (to be confirmed)

Session Presenters

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

The conference/workshop will be composed of several types of contributions:

Full Papers/Presentations – Primarily focused on accomplished research describing successful impacts of pro bono programmes and initiatives.

Short Papers or Reflection Papers/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, indicate what the findings suggest, and/or provide suggestions for solutions.

Law Student Consortium – These consortiums provide the forum for group discussions where law students share individual projects and on-going work related to CLE and pro bono initiatives. Alternatively works such as documentary films, photography or artwork can be submitted with a 250 word abstract.

CLE Clinics Showcases & Exhibitions – Showcases and/or exhibitions that present recent developments and applications in 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.

Posters – These contain implementation information or works-in-progress that will be displayed at the conference during the early registration poster display on 10 October and throughout the conference/workshop.

For more information about the submission process please click to download the “Call for Papers/Presentations” document.

NB. Your paper/presentation must demonstrate how you will incorporate interactive methodology into the session.

For more information on supporting or attending the conference/workshop, please contact [email protected].

 

Conference International Organizing Committee Members

Ms. Annette Bain (Herbert Smith Freehills)
Mr. Bruce Lasky (BABSEA CLE, CLE Foundation, BABSEACLE Singapore & BABSEA CLE Australia)
Dr. Christopher Walsh (Open University, BABSEA CLE)
Ms. Helen Yandell (BABSEA CLE AUSTRALIA & BABSEA CLE)
Mr. John Corker (National Pro Bono Resouce Center, Australia)
Dr. Le Vu Nam (University of Economics and Law, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam)
Mr. Tanguy Lim (Singapore Law Society, Singapore)
Ms. Thip Nouansyvong (Lawyer, Lao PDR)
Ms. Shahrany Hassan (Singapore Law Society, Singapore)
Ms. Wendy Morrish (CLE Foundation, BABSEA CLE & BABSEA CLE Australia)

Conference Local Organizing Committee Members

Ms. Hien Nguyen Thi Dieu (BABSEA CLE & UEL Legal Fellow, Viet Nam)
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Linh (BABSEA CLE, Viet Nam)
Ms. Tue Phuong Nguyen (BABSEA CLE, Viet Nam)
Ms. Trang Tran Le (BABSEA CLE, Viet Nam)
University of Economics & Law Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Participants, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

 

Location

 The first day of the Pro Bono Conference will be at Hotel Majestic.

1 Dong Khoi Str., Dist. 1, Sales and Marketing Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

                               +84 8 3829 5517
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Hotel Majestic in 2007

 

2nd SE Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference and Workshop Agenda

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2nd SE Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference and Workshop Agenda
(Please note the agenda is subject to modifications prior to the event)
Time Programme
Thursday – Oct 10, 2013: Registration & Partner Display
15:00-18:00 Registration & partner poster display
Time Programme
Friday – October 11, 2013: Conference Sessions – Pro Bono – What, Why, Who, Where, When?
8:15-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Opening Addresses
9:15-9:45 Meet and Greet of the Participants
9:45-10:00 Access to Justice Asia Regional Situation
10:00-10:45 Pro Bono as a form of legal assistance to the poor & disadvantaged
10:45-11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00-11:20 Viet Nam Key Note Address
11:20-12:30 What We Mean by Pro Bono-Contemporary Examples of Initiatives Throughout Asia
12:30-12:40 Conference Official Photo Session
12:45-13:45 LunchPro Bono Opportunities in SE Asia
(Organization Lunch Time Table Hosting)
13:45-15:15 International Key Note Address: The Development of the International Pro Bono Movement: History and Trends
&
Developing a Pro Bono Ethic in and with Advocates for Justice: Ways and Means
15:15-15:30 Refreshment Break
15:30-16:30 Developing and Strengthening the Pro Bono Movement to Ensure Greater Access to Justice: A Shared  Responsibility
16:30-16:45 Plenary – Daily Wrap- Up/Discussion for Evening and Next Day Events
16:45-17:30
Networking Session
19:30-22:30 Conference & Networking Dinner (Majestic Hotel)
Time Programme
Saturday – October 12, 2013: Workshop Sessions – Pro Bono and Legal             Education Curriculum, Developing and Implementing Pro Bono Initiatives, Fostering Collaborative Partnerships and Pro Bono and Technology
8:00-8:50 Registration
8:50-9:05 Workshop opening remarks
9:05-9:30 Pro Bono Regional Key Note Address
 Workshop Session 1 (Parallel Streams)
9:30-11:00 Advocating for Pro Bono- How to Develop Support for Pro Bono from Government and Legal Professional Bodies
9:30-11:00 Developing Pro Bono Partnerships: Local, Regional and International Experiences and Strategies
9:30-11:00 Integrating Pro Bono into the Legal Education Curriculum
11:00-11:15  Refreshment Break
 Workshop Session 2 (Parallel Streams)
11:15-12:45 Pro-Bono and University Justice Education Programmes: Working Together
11:15-12:45 Professional Excellence: How to Manage Working Partnerships
11:15-12:45 Developing a Pro Bono Minded Legal Profession and Culture: Lessons Learned
12:45-13:45 LunchPro Bono Opportunities in SE Asia
(Organization Lunch Time Table Hosting)
Workshop Session 3 (Parallel Streams)
13:45–15:15 Developing and Working with Pro Bono Clearinghouses
13:45–15:15 Pro Bono Opportunities and Strategies for In-House Counsel
13:45–15:15 Mainstreaming and Sustaining Pro Bono Practices in Your Law Firm
15:15-15:30  Refreshment Break
15:30-16:30 Plenary Session-Open Discussion: Pro Bono in Asia and Next Steps
16:30-16:45 Evalutions
16:45-17:15 Workshop Wrap-Up/Closing Remarks and Passing the Torch to Singapore in 2014

 

Accommodation – List of Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

Majestic Saigon (5 stars)
1 Dong Khoi Str., Dist. 1, Sales and Marketing Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
About 129 USD to 418 USD*
(84-8) 3829 5517

Renaissance Riverside Hotel

Saigon (5 stars)
8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
About 130 USD to 160 USD
(84-8) 3822 0033

New World Hotel (5 stars)
76 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
About 170 USD to 250 USD
(84 8) 3829 4000

Rex Hotel (5 stars)
141 Nguyen Hue Blvd., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
About 135 USD to 150 USD
(84-8) 3829 2185

Novotel Saigon Centre (4 stars)
167 Hai Ba Trung, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
About 107 USD to 159 USD
(+84)8/38224866

New Pacific (4 stars)
9 – 11 Ky Dong Street, Ward 9 , District.3 , HCM City
About 100 USD
(84-8) 3526 1788

Grand Silverland (4 stars)
123-125 Ly Tu Trong, Dist 1, HCMC
About 80 USD to 150 USD
(+84 8) 38293 888

Grand Hotel (4 stars)
8 Dong Khoi Street, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
About 85 USD to 260 USD
(84 8) 3915.5555

Lotte Legend(4 stars)
2A-4A Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, HCMC
About 135 USD to 200 USD
(84 8) 3823 3333

Riverside Saigon (3 stars)
18-19-20 Ton Duc Thang St., Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
About 50 USD to 100 USD
(84.8) 38231117 – 38224038

Eden Saigon Hotel (3 stars)
38 Bui Thi Xuan St, Ben Thanh Ward, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
(84-08) 6298 8388

Palace Saigon (3 stars)
56-66 Nguyen Hue St, 1 District, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
About 65 USD to 130 USD
(84-8) 3829 2860 – (84-8) 3827 9342

May Flower (3 stars)
20 – 20 Bis Bui Thi Xuan St, Ben Thanh Ward, Dist.1, HCMC
(+84.8) 39256650

Le Petit Paris (3 stars)
145 Le Thi Rieng St., Ben Thanh Ward, Dist.1, HCMC., Vietnam
(+84) 8 3925 4412

Queen Ann (3 stars)
86-88 Bui Thi Xuan Street, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam
About 31 USD to 54 USD
(+84 8) 3925 4444

Asian Ruby Luxury (3 stars)
26 Thi Sach Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
About 48 USD to 96 USD
(+84.8) 38272839

Kelly (3 stars)
44 Thu Khoa Huan, Dist 1, Viet Nam
About 38 USD to 60 USD
(+84 8) 38233364

Sunflower (3 stars)
11B Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HoChiMinh City
About 60 USD to 169 USD
84-8.62918205

Royal Hotel Saigon (3 stars)
133 Nguyen Hue Ave., Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
(84 8) 3822 5914 – 3822 5915

 

*Prices depend on room type and date

 

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