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.


  • CAPPB helps build capacity in Myanmar and Vietnam

    Published: Tuesday 17th September 2013
    The Centre for Asia-Pacific Pro Bono (CAPPB) Secretariat has facilitated legal training workshops in Southeast Asia in recent months, focusing on contract law and trial advocacy.
    The contract law and negotiation skills workshops were held for Plan International, Action Aid and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Vietnam and Myanmar. A two-day trial practice and advocacy workshop was also conducted for the Youth Legal Clinic Myanmar. ... more
  • New practical guide to "What works" in pro bono launched

    Published: Friday 19th July 2013

    Pro Bono Partnerships and Models: A Practical Guide to What Works was recently launched as a resource providing practical information on what works well in collaborative pro bono projects. It provides tips on how to attract pro bono partners and maintain effective partnerships. Detailed case studies illustrate the... more

  • South Pacific Legal Training workshops kick off

    Published: Tuesday 16th July 2013

    The first of the South Pacific Legal Training workshops held in the Solomon Islands on 18-21 June received overwhelming positive feedback from participants.

    Following training requests from the region, the Centre For Asia-Pacific Pro Bono (CAPPB), which is housed within the Law Council Secretariat, partnered with DLA Piper and the Victorian Bar Association to develop a training opportunity for lawyers from the South Pacific.

    Two trainers from the Victorian Bar and three from... more