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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Collaborative Pro Bono in Asia
Dec31

Collaborative Pro Bono in Asia

Viva Pro Bono!  This was a conference where pro bono was truly celebrated, not just as the provision of free legal services by lawyers for the public good but as a concept that is driving the positive evolution of legal systems to further justice for indigent, socially disadvantaged and marginalized people across a diverse range of countries in the Asian region. The conference theme of “Public Private People Partnerships”...

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Legal Ethics, Pro Bono, Access to Justice, and Professional Responsibility Curriculum Development Project
Dec27

Legal Ethics, Pro Bono, Access to Justice, and Professional Responsibility Curriculum Development Project

Nattakan Chomputhong (Ann), Regional Legal Ethics, Pro Bono, Access to Justice, Professional Responsibility Initiative Coordinator; Legal Trainer On July 22 and 23, 2013, BABSEACLE, BABSEACLE Australia, BABSEACLE Singapore Ltd., BABSEACLE Foundation, in conjunction with DLA Piper/New Perimeter, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), and the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS), embarked upon an exciting project to develop a specific type of...

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3rd Asia Pro Bono Conference in Singapore, 2-4 October, 2014
Dec27

3rd Asia Pro Bono Conference in Singapore, 2-4 October, 2014

By Alexis Duecker, BABSEACLE Legal Intern, Chiang Mai, Thailand In the months before October 2014, BASBEACLE staff and volunteers in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, and Hong Kong spent our time busily preparing for the 3rd Asia Pro Bono Conference in Singapore. The 3rd Asia Pro Bono Conference was held from 2 to 4 October 2014, and brought together over 350 delegates from more than 25 countries from across the legal...

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Pro Bono Conference – Singapore
Sep23

Pro Bono Conference – Singapore

3rd Asia Pro Bono Conference & Workshop 2014 “Creating vibrant pro bono ecosystems to strengthen access to justice.” SINGAPORE 2 – 4 October 2014 The 3rd 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...

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Preparing for the 3rd Southeast Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference & Workshop
Jul01

Preparing for the 3rd Southeast Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference & Workshop

By: Alexis Duecker (BABSEACLE Intern) As a rising third year student at Drexel University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, I am spending this summer and fall in what some would consider an unorthodox way: I am interning with BABSEACLE in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Since arriving in Chiang Mai in late May, much of my time has been dedicated to planning for the 3rd Southeast Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference & Workshop,...

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