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ALSA Around the World
A2TW

Pro Bono Conference II
26 & 27 June 2021

ABOUT a2tw

ALSA Singapore Law Students’ Pro Bono Conference (“PBC”) is a regional conference that seeks to advance the spirit of pro bono amongst law students in the region. The first PBC was jointly organised by ALSA Singapore and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Pro Bono Group (PBG), and was the first ALSA regional Pro Bono Conference.

 

The Conference provided law students with an interactive platform to share their pro bono experiences as well as a collaborative workshop to conceptualise, grow and incubate sustainable pro bono projects that can be implemented in their respective jurisdictions.

In 2020, the world was struck by Covid-19, and it changed the way we work, live, and the way we view the world more than anything has in the past decade. Technology and videoconferencing have been around a long time, but the pandemic made it an indispensable and unavoidable part of life as we now know.

 

In this instalment of our Pro Bono Conference (PBC II), in collaboration and support of the ALSA International Board, we hope to bring speakers and delegates from around the world to discuss the disruption of traditional pro bono, and exchange ideas of how we can better chart the way forward together. 

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information booklet

View the information booklet in the pdf viewer on the right to find out more about A2TW 2021.

Info Booklet 24 June 2021

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disruption of traditional
pro bono: the way forward

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This Pro Bono conference has been specially designed in light of the Covid-19 context. The sessions would enable you to conceptualise the development and adoption of Legal Technology in Pro Bono, explore how Pro Bono has adapted to a crisis situation such as Covid-19, and learn more about the upcoming role of the Public Defender’s Office in Pro Bono. So, seize this opportunity to participate in this Conference, and join the global Pro Bono movement to increase access to justice even in unprecedented times!

Find out about recent LegalTech developments and discuss how LegalTech has been adopted and implemented in different countries and court systems. We will also explore how LegalTech can be utilised and harmonised with Pro Bono to increase accessibility and efficiency.

Pro Bono and Public Defender’s Office 

Learn about the State of Affairs of the Public Defender’s Office and understand more about the feasibility concerns with government employed lawyers. We will also explore into what constitutes a “proper and suitable” means and merit testing system.

Pro Bono in Crisis Situations: Covid-19 

Pro Bono work has also traditionally been associated more commonly with Criminal Law. In light of COVID-19 and its far-reaching consequences on many businesses, has Pro Bono legal services been extended to areas outside

of Criminal Law?

Seniors’ Sharing on
coping with Pro Bono in school 

Hear from our seniors, alumni and practitioners about their pro bono experience as students in school, how they managed to cope with the challenge of balancing their school work, pro bono commitments and their learning experiences.

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GOLD SPONSOR

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A premier dispute resolution law firm in Singapore, Eugene Thuraisingam LLP focuses on criminal law, commercial litigation and international arbitration disputes.

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP is a law firm in Singapore founded in 2012 with the vision of providing first-class representation in commercial and criminal disputes. Despite their relative youth, they have achieved significant results in all levels of court, many of which gave rise to reported judgments. Cases they have fought and won include cases of unusual commercial complexity, cases involving novel questions of law of public interest, as well as cases in which liberty or even life are at stake.

SILVER SPONSOR

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Allen & Gledhill is an award-winning full-service South-east Asian law firm providing legal services to a wide range of premier clients, including local and multinational corporations and financial institutions. The Firm is consistently ranked as a market leader in Singapore and South-east Asia, having been involved in a number of challenging, complex and significant deals, many of which are the first of its kind.

 

The Firm’s reputation for high-quality advice is regularly affirmed by the strong rankings in leading publications, and by the various awards and accolades. With a growing network of associate firms and offices, it is well-placed to advise clients on their business interests in Singapore and beyond, on matters involving South-east Asia and the Asian region.

 

With its offices in Singapore, Myanmar and Vietnam, as well as its associate firm in Malaysia (Rahmat Lim & Partners), and working in association with Soemadipradja & Taher in Indonesia, Allen & Gledhill has over 650 lawyers in its network across the region, making it one of the largest law firms in South-east Asia.