We are very happy that the Centre’s collective efforts in helping to organise the 7th Asia Pro Bono Conference in Hong Kong has resulted in a wonderful event. Over 400 delegates attended from over 30 countries and territories, participating in almost 30 sessions and events over three full days from 25 to 27 October 2018. The feedback received so far tells it was a great success and an achievement for Hong Kong as it was the first time the city has hosted such an event. Of course, this was only possible due to the collective efforts of all the individuals, supporters and sponsors involved, and the Centre is proud to have been a supporting organisation from the very beginning of the process.
Additionally, the Centre’s Founder, Davyd, was also the Chairman of the Conference Local Organising Committee for the 7th Asia Pro Bono Conference. Other centre volunteers, Annie, Angela, Maria, and Founder, Allan, also participated in the Conference activities, and also helped by joining different Committees that organised the Conference this year in various capacities.
(^Title Photo: L to R): Mr Richard Yip (Barrister, Denis Chang Chambers), Ms Christina Hadiwibawa (Principal Legal Aid Counsel), Ms Melissa Pang (President of the Law Society, and solicitor admitted in NSW), Mr Thomas Kwong (Head of Legal Aid and Macquarie University Alumni), Mr Geoffrey Ma, Chief Justice Court of Final Appeal (Admitted to practice in Victoria among many other jurisdictions), Ms Teresa Cheng (Secretary of Justice), Ms Michaela Browning (Australian Counsel General to Hong Kong), Davyd Wong (Hong Kong Centre for Pro Bono), Ms Annette Bain (Pro Bono Counsel, ex-Freehills Sydney now DLA Piper Hong Kong and also Macquarie University Alumni) and Mr John Corker (Head of the Australian Pro Bono Centre) at the Asia Pro Bono Conference 2018 in Hong Kong.