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.


  • Shared Value Concept Emerging in Australia

    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

  • CAPPB Officially launched to provide greater access to justice in the Asia-Pacific

    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

  • 1st Southeast Asia Pro Bono Conference

    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