LAWASIA holds a number of legal conferences, seminars and meetings throughout the year as a means of supporting professional development, regional networking and the exchange of legal knowledge and insight. These events are open to the broader legal profession and span both generalist and specialised areas of law, such as family law, children’s rights, employment law, intellectual property and human rights.
The annual conference is LAWASIA's flagship event and the highlight of its professional events program. The conference is a platform for the convergence of bar leaders, jurists, professional organisations and individual lawyers from across the Asia Pacific, and is designed to facilitate the discussion of regional developments in law, including such issues as judicial practice, legal education and cross-border dispute resolution.
As a generalist legal event, the annual conference also serves as an important forum for sharing ideas, building professional networks, reinforcing shared professional values, advocating for the rule of law in varied jurisdictions, and advancing the status of the legal profession in the Asia Pacific.
Every second year, the annual LAWASIA conference is scheduled to coincide with the biennial Conference of Chief Justices of Asia and the Pacific – an event long viewed as the most notable achievement of LAWASIA’s Judicial Section. The Conference of Chief Justices is a valuable opportunity for leaders of the regional judiciary to collaborate on current issues and foster a cohesive legal framework in the Asia Pacific.