Southeast Asia Regional Meeting on Paralegals Nov 6-7 Jakarta

Southeast Asia Regional Meeting on Legal Workshop
Jakarta, Indonesia
November 6-7, 2012

Call for Applications

Does your organization provide community-based paralegal services in Southeast Asia? Are you interested in learning from the experiences of others to address common challenges? Do you want to know more about the impact your program is having, and how to improve on it?

The Open Society Justice Initiative, TIFA Foundation, Namati, and the Indonesian Legal Resource Center (ILRC) are bringing together legal empowerment practitioners from across Southeast Asia to a Regional Workshop for Community-Based Paralegal Programmes.

The training workshop will provide a space for NGO leaders and senior program managersto learn from each other about the breadth of legal empowerment methods employed in the region and methods for improving them. It will also offer participants an opportunity to explore their own monitoring and evaluation plans with some of the world’s leading experts in measuring the impact of legal empowerment.

For more information, click here. To download an application, click here. Applications are due on September 7, 2012.

Discussion on legal technology innovation, in San Francisco, California

Tim Hwang tells us  that he is organizing a dinner / discussion about legal technology innovation, in San Francisco, California, on 4 September 2012, this coming Tuesday.  To RSVP, please contact Tim via the email listed on his Website  or on Twitter at  or

Most Pressing Need: Legal Information for the Layperson

Delivering legal information targeted on needs of disputants is key to legal empowerment. It came out as the number one strategy for improving access to justice when 100 experts discussed a Trend Report on Basic Justice Care.

"We the People" Software is now Open Source

The software that powers "We the People"  -- the epetition platform for the U.S. Presidency -- has been made free and open source and is now available on GitHub is background information from Andrew Webster at The Verge:  (shortlink:  )