4th ENCLE  Conference 2016 “Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice for all: from asylum seekers to excluded communities”
Feb27

4th ENCLE Conference 2016 “Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice for all: from asylum seekers to excluded communities”

  As the A2J & Event Initiative Coordinator for BABSEACLE, and as the Southeast Asia Clinical Legal Education Association (SEACLEA) representative, I participated in the 4th European Network of Clinical Legal Education (ENCLE) Conference, which was held on the 27th & 28th of October, 2016, at the University of Valencia, Spain.  Travelling alone, this was my first visit to Europe. I was the only one from the Asia region to...

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Maldivian Pro Bono Initiatives:  Building Partnerships in Legal Aid
Oct18

Maldivian Pro Bono Initiatives: Building Partnerships in Legal Aid

On July 20th, 2016 BABSEACLE Directors Bruce A. Lasky and Wendy Morrish were invited by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Maldives Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to assist as resource persons in the country’s first “National Legal Aid Conference” under the theme “Pro bono initiatives: building partnerships in legal aid”. The day-long Conference was held at the Bandos Island Resort, about a 40-minute boat ride...

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IJCLE-ACCLE  Conference 2016  “The Synergies of Legal Ethics, Pro Bono, Justice Education and Legal Aid as a Means to Achieve Greater Access to Justice”
Oct17

IJCLE-ACCLE  Conference 2016  “The Synergies of Legal Ethics, Pro Bono, Justice Education and Legal Aid as a Means to Achieve Greater Access to Justice”

The International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (IJCLE) – Association Canadienne pour l’enseignement Clinique  du droit (ACCLE)  Conference was held from 10-12th July 2016 at the University of Toronto, Canada Two board directors of  Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE), Bruce Lasky and Wendy Morrish, together with Nattakan Chomputhong (Ann), who is a legal trainer and I...

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Lawyering for Change Conference: how can we reconnect people with justice?
Oct16

Lawyering for Change Conference: how can we reconnect people with justice?

Lawyering for Change Conference: how can we reconnect people with justice?  30 November & 1 December 2016, Brussels Bruno Langhendries Access to Justice Expert Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) Today, Access to Justice is limited – or even non-existent – for millions of people, in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. This situation constitutes an obstacle to socio-economic development and the establishment of the rule of law....

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Access to Justice by Legal Ethics, Pro Bono, Justice Education and Legal Aid Synergies
Oct16

Access to Justice by Legal Ethics, Pro Bono, Justice Education and Legal Aid Synergies

Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE) co-directors, Wendy Morrish and Bruce Lasky and BABSEACLE team members Nattakan (Ann) Chomputhong, Suphamat (Bee) Phonphra, presented, at the 7th International Legal Ethics Conference (ILEC), which was held at New York’s Fordham Law School, July 14-16, 2016. Over 400 participants, from 60 countries, who shared a commitment to teach future lawyers...

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Assessing the Environment for CLE in the Maldives
Oct16

Assessing the Environment for CLE in the Maldives

When people think of the Maldives, access to justice and legal education is usually not one of the top things that come to mind. Rather, images of beautiful islands and turquoise water do, with restful vacations mixed in.  While the Maldives, being the amazing paradise vacation resort that it is, has all of these things, this was not the prime focus for Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative’s...

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