Published: Friday 22nd February 2013
In late November 2012, three Victorian barristers departed for Papua New Guinea as one of the first projects to be coordinated by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Pro Bono (the CAPPB) in its first year of operation.
Caroline Kirton SC (pictured), Benjamin Lindner and Philip Corbett took the 70 plus years of advocacy experience they have between them and applied it to conducting two advocacy skills courses in Port Moresby over the period of a week.
Caroline is a commercial lawyer who... more
Published: Monday 19th November 2012
Microvolunteering can be described as easy, quick, low commitment online or offline actions that benefit a worthy cause.
The United Nations Volunteers issued a report on 5 December 2011, ‘State of the World’s Volunteerism’, which described microvolunteering as 1 of 3 fast growing trends in the global volunteering arena.
Modern microvolunteering networks arguably first started back in May 2008 with Microvoluntarious, who offered a system for non profits to post requests for help... more
Published: Monday 19th November 2012
Mark Kramer, co-author of the “Creation of Shared Value” business concept, is deeply impressed with the extent to which Australian companies are embracing social impact and sustainability.
Kramer, a Senior Fellow at the US Harvard Kennedy School of Government, describes Creating Shared Value (CSV) as “policies and operating practices that enhance the competitiveness of a company while simultaneously advancing the economic and social conditions of the communities in which it operates... more
Published: Monday 16th July 2012
The Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon. Nicola Roxon MP and Secretary-General of the Law Council of Australia, Professor Sally Walker, today launched the Centre for Asia-Pacific Pro Bono (CAPPB), a new initiative established to support international pro bono legal work in the Asia-Pacific region.
Attorney-General Nicola Roxon encouraged Australian lawyers to get more involved in pro-bono work both domestically and overseas.
“Pro bono work is critical in ensuring access to... more
Published: Wednesday 11th July 2012
The 1st Southeast Asia Pro Bono Conference will bring together lawyers, academics, students, policy makers and representatives from non-profit organisations to develop pro bono initiatives to strengthen access to free legal advice in Southeast Asia.
Organised by BABSEA CLE in cooperation with the National University of Laos Faculty of Law and Political Science, the Conference will take place on 28 and 29 September 2012 in Vientiane, Laos.
This Conference will provide legal... more
Published: Wednesday 20th June 2012
The Centre for Asia-Pacific Pro Bono (CAPPB) will be officially launched by the Law Council of Australia Secretary-General, Sally Walker, and the Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra on Monday 16 July 2012.
The CAPPB Secretariat is already accepting proposals from organisations (including governments) in the Asia-Pacific requesting international pro bono legal assistance. For more information on how you can request... more
Published: Friday 4th May 2012
The Centre for Asia-Pacific Pro Bono (CAPPB) Secretariat is pleased to announce that the CAPPB website is now live!
www.cappb.org is now home to all the information Asia-Pacific partners and Australian pro bono providers need to know to request or provide pro bono legal assistance through the CAPPB.
If you are (or know of) an organisation in the Asia-Pacific that requires international pro bono legal... more
Published: Thursday 26th April 2012
The National Pro Bono Resource Centre recently published a new paper titled “What is Social Justice?” with the aim of assisting pro bono legal providers to better understand the concept of social justice and to help them to ground their pro bono work in a social justice framework.
The paper provides an overview of the historical development of the concept, and... more
Published: Wednesday 11th April 2012
The Law Council has welcomed the announcement by the Commonwealth Attorney General in July 2011 regarding funding for the establishment and administration of a clearinghouse at the Council’s Secretariat to support the Australian legal profession’s pro bono work in the Asia-Pacific.
The then Law Council of Australia President, Mr Alexander Ward said the funding will assist in ensuring the future development of the legal profession within the region and in the effective promotion of the... more