The Centre for Asia Pacific Pro Bono (CAPPB) is housed within the Law Council of Australia Secretariat. It seeks to match requests for pro bono assistance from organisations (including governments) in the Asia-Pacific region with appropriate international pro bono legal service providers in Australia. In doing so, the CAPPB aims to support development in the law and justice sector of Asia-Pacific countries.


  • Legal skills training in Kiribati

    Published: Tuesday 11th March 2014
    Assisting developing bars support the legal profession is an important part of building a stable justice sector. As part of a CAPPB-facilitated project, fledgling peak legal body the Kiribati Law Society was able to conduct its first continuing legal education event on 3-6 February 2014.
    Three trainers from National Legal Aid,... more
  • Legal skills boost for Cook Islander and Samoan lawyers

    Published: Tuesday 10th December 2013
    In a continuation of the first South Pacific legal training workshop held in Solomon Islands earlier in the year, this time, private and government lawyers from the Cook Islands and Samoa attended a three-day program to improve legal skills. 
    In a project facilitated by the Centre for Asia Pacific Pro Bono (CAPPB), a team of trainers from the Victorian Bar and DLA Piper delivered the three-day program that was similar to... more
  • Advocacy training for PNG lawyers

    Published: Monday 9th December 2013
    Papua New Guinea lawyers were recently trained in advocacy skills and techniques by Victorian Bar experts in a project facilitated through the Centre for Asia-Pacific Pro Bono (CAPPB). 
    On 26-30 August 2013, legal professionals from the PNG Office of the Solicitor-General, the Public Solicitor’s Office and private practitioners undertook training  to improve their persuasive techniques. The five-day workshop was based on a... more