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June 11, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins Sponsors PILnet 2015 Asia Pro Bono Forum


Thawat Damsa-ard, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group, will participate as a special commentator and as a speaker at the PILnet 2015 Asia Pro Bono Forum.

As a special commentator, Thawat will provide unique insights in a panel discussion on the topic, “Growing Pro Bono in Thailand,” which will look at the role pro bono can play in the continued development of Thailand. As a speaker, Thawat will present on the topic, “Starting a Pro Bono Practice in Your Firm,” which will cover issues such as screening pro bono requests, pro bono policies, and obtaining senior buy-in or interest from junior associates, among other subjects. 

PILnet is a nonprofit organization that serves as a global network for public interest law and a builder of the global pro bono community. The conference will take place over two days, from June 23 to 24, at The Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Thawat’s session on “Growing Pro Bono in Thailand” will be held on June 23, from 4.15 p.m. to 5.25 p.m. His presentation on “Starting a Pro Bono Practice in Your Firm” will be made on June 24, from 9.50 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.

As a sponsor of this conference, Tilleke & Gibbins will also host the “Pro Bono Clearinghouse Workshop,” an invitation-only event, on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a day before the conference. The workshop will take place at the Auditorium of the firm’s Bangkok office, and it will be attended by non-government organization representatives, lawyers, and government officials.

If you would like to learn more about this event, please visit the PILnet website.