Bruce A. Lasky
Director. Bruce A. Lasky, J.D.; LL.M. is the Co-Founder/Director of the not-for-profit organizations Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE) as well as BABSEACLE Australia, BABSEACLE Singapore Ltd and BABSEACLE Foundation, where he provides technical and education advisory support for justice education programmes throughout the Southeast Asia region. He has over 23 years of work experience in legal aid, clinical legal education and training work. He began his career in 1991 as a practicing criminal legal aid attorney, and Intern Supervisor at the University of Florida, College of Law Clinical Legal Education. He has more than 13 years of experience working in developing countries and countries in transition, implementing education and community empowerment projects, including much of that work focusing on clinical legal education, access to justice and legal aid. He has worked as both an academic and/or as the Director of BABSEA CLE with universities in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Lao PDR, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, the United States and currently in Myanmar, to assist in the development or expansion of clinical legal education programmes. This has included the research and evaluation of such programmes and the offering of evidence-based suggestive CLE advocacy guidance based upon the results. In addition to his current positions referenced above he is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the international not-for-profit community development and child education/protection organization, Sustainable Cambodia and works in this position in a volunteer capacity.
President. Wendy Morrish is co-Director and co-founder of BABSEACLE, where she is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the BABSEACLE international community/clinical legal education program.The scope of her activities include developing, implementing, managing and sustaining Community Legal Education (CLE) programs in universities and grass-root communities throughout the South East Asian region. In 2006, after working in the field of business development in the private sector of corporate Australia, where she also worked as an active Justice of the Peace for over 18 years, Ms Morrish focused her energy on the Access to Justice campaign through developing and strengthening CLE programs throughout Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Cambodia and the Philippines while continuing to provide support, guidance and mentoring for the law students at the universities. Currently she has overseen, facilitated and co-trained in numerous workshops and trainings throughout Southeast Asia, Australia, USA, UK and Europe.