Invited by the Agency for Volunteer Service, Vice President Melissa Pang represented the Law Society in the 15th IAVE Asia Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 23 to 26 November 2017.
Ms. Pang spoke at a workshop titled “Strategic partnerships - pro bono work and access to justice in Hong Kong”. At the workshop, Ms. Pang introduced the pro bono and volunteer work carried out by lawyers in Hong Kong in the context of strategic partnership. Further, she explained how the Law Society mobilised members for active participation in pro bono and community work and organised innovative and attractive pro bono and volunteer programs. She also gave an overview on the legal aid system in Hong Kong and the status of litigants in person.