6th Asia Pro Bono Conference Preparations in Malaysia
Oct27

6th Asia Pro Bono Conference Preparations in Malaysia

From November 6th to 11th I visited Kuala Lumpur on behalf of the Asia Pro Bono Consortium to begin preparations for the 6th Asia Pro Bono Conference ( 6APBC). The five days that I spent in Kuala Lumpur was very productive and the Malaysian Legal Community are excited about hosting the Conference in Sept-Oct, 2017. I was overwhelmed by how welcoming everyone was and how much they love to feed their guests. Professor Norbani from the...

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More time
Oct16

More time

First impression My objectives, in attending the 2016 conference were to better understand pro bono and why it is needed. When I first got to Bali, Indonesia, I was very impressed with all the participants, as they were mostly people, from very different backgrounds, and not students. Some were practicing lawyers and some were people who have been doing pro bono activities, for a long time. I was excited, but also nervous, because I...

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Law Schools, NGO’s and Practitioners Creating Access to Justice for Migrant Workers
Jul08

Law Schools, NGO’s and Practitioners Creating Access to Justice for Migrant Workers

At the beginning of May in 2015,Bridges Across Borders South East Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE)and Justice Without Borders (JWB) convened a workshop on addressing cross-border migrant workers’ legal issues. Funded by the Open Society Foundation’s Justice Initiative (OSJI) and TIFA,  the event brought together experts and practitioners from Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore in addition to the...

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Asia Regional Student CLE Training Workshop at the Prince of Songkla, Hat Yai,  Thailand
Dec02

Asia Regional Student CLE Training Workshop at the Prince of Songkla, Hat Yai, Thailand

By: Nattakan Chomputhong, Legal Trainer, BABSEACLE On the 20th of August, 2014, BABSEACLE conducted a one day Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Training Workshop , in Songkla, Thailand. The participants, who were mostly students participating in a regional student initiative organized by PSU each year, came from throughout Asia.  They included students from the University of Malaya, University of Pancasila (Indonesia), Oxbridge College...

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A moment in time: Experiences of a Malaysian Intern at BABSEACLE Chiang Mai
Sep17

A moment in time: Experiences of a Malaysian Intern at BABSEACLE Chiang Mai

Fatin Nadhirah Binti Othman Hasbi, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia  I was over the moon when my lecturer offered me the chance to do my internship with BABSEACLE. In my home country, Malaysia, I have been exposed to clinical legal education through a programme called Community Outreach Programme (COP). To be able to do an internship with such an established organisation like BABSEACLE is a great honour for me. Prior to...

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Growing Pro Bono in Southeast Asia
Oct13

Growing Pro Bono in Southeast Asia

BABSEACLE Organize First-Ever Pro Bono Conference in the Region By Laura Milne, Access to Justice and Pro Bono Programme Manager, Hanoi If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? That was the question Malathi Das, President of LAWASIA, the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific, posed to the delegates of the 1st Southeast Asia Pro Bono Conference during her keynote address. Some 150 delegates to the...

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