Virtual Asia Regional CLE Mock Pre-Trial Hearing National Workshop

As a means to support and strengthen the value of the rule of law, fair trial and access to justice in the region, BABSEACLE, along with many of its justice sector partners, will be organizing the “2021 Virtual Asia Regional CLE Mock Pre-Trial Hearing Workshops and Event“. This virtual legal training will provide a platform for potential legal practitioners from many countries throughout Asia, in order to improve their legal skills, the substantive legal knowledge, and strengthen their appreciation of fair trial, access to justice and Rule of Law principles.

The training included several sessions with a strong focus on the Regional CLE Mock Trial event’s rules and procedures. Moreover, the different stages of the trial (case planning and case theory, witness preparation and testifying witness examination techniques) were explained. The importance of evidence, impartiality and transparency was covered. The role of judges was analyzed. Other sessions also focused on improving participants’ presenting skills (including opening and closing statements).

Student selection criteria for the virtual national workshop:

  • Be actively involved and committed to their university clinical legal education (CLE) programs or to programs at their university supporting pro bono and/or access to justice;
  • Have a solid knowledge of the English language (Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading), because the training will be conducted in English;
  • Have access to a computer or laptop, with a strong internet connection, because the training will be conducted virtually via Zoom app;
  • Be currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Law program.

Workshop Platform
This is a virtual workshop via Zoom app.

National Workshop Schedules




Zoom Link

16 – 17 Oct



23 – 24 Oct



30 – 31 Oct


Nepal / Vietnam

6 – 7 Nov


Bangladesh / Indonesia

13 – 14 Nov


Cambodia / Thailand

Regional Workshop Schedule

20 – 21 Nov


Regional Workshop