Upcoming conferences in 2017 include the NACLC conference (9-11 August, Canberra), the Sixth Asia Pro Bono Conference (30 September-2 October, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), and the PILnet Global Pro Bono Forum (16-19 October, Budapest, Hungary).
NACLC Annual Conference
9-11 August 2017, Canberra
Theme: “Mind the Gap: Responding with resilience, resourcefulness and reconciliation”
Registrations are currently open. To register, please visit the Conference website at http://www.naclc.org.au/cb_pages/naclc_conference.php.
Sixth Asia Pro Bono Conference
30 September-2 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Theme: “Strengthening the Pro Bono Culture: Unity and Diversity”
The event will include speeches, panel discussions, Q&A, and interactive workshops led by experienced international lawyers and law professors, with simultaneous translation throughout. The draft programme is available here and tentatively includes sessions focused on legal education and client-centred lawyering, as well as a diverse selection of plenaries and break-out streams on:
-Lessons from the “coal face” of pro bono practice, working with marginalised groups;
-Strengthening pro bono culture; and,
-The building blocks of pro bono initiatives.
The Australian Pro Bono Centre is proud to be a Conference co-founder and committee member, and encourages Australian lawyers to register. We hope to see you in Malaysia!
Registrations are currently open.
To register, please visit the Conference website at https://www.probonoconference.org/.
PILnet Global Pro Bono Forum
16-19 October 2017, Budapest, Hungary
Theme: “Reclaiming law as a force for good, and finding ways to collaborate in making law work for all”
The PILnet Global Forum will focus on how we, as a global network, can reclaim law as a force for good, and find ways to collaborate in making law work for all. Bringing together expertise and networks from Europe, Russia and Asia for the first time, the 2017 Forum aims to give local innovation a global stage. It will connect leading activists, academics, pro bono professionals and public interest law champions from around the world, and provide them with opportunities to share the most effective techniques and skills of the legal profession – all in benefit of the public interest.
For more details and to register see http://www.probonoforum.org/europe/.