Pro Bono Case Study

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In an era where many unfortunate events; such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, economic recession, massive immigration across regions, and civil war in many countries, are occurring, it is crucial that we find a way to stop or prevent further damages. It is inarguable that many of those unfortunate events are the results of our own actions. Therefore, it may be said that it is our duty (and probably karma) to find a way to co-exist not just with the world, but also among ourselves as individuals, communities, and states. And sustainable development might be just an answer for that.
The term ‘sustainable development’ for many people may be understood as related to environmental matters only. However, in the eyes of scholars and practitioners,
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The Nielsen Company has conducted a Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility between 18th February and 8th March 2013. The survey found that 50 percent of global consumers surveyed are willing to pay more for goods and services from companies that have implemented programs to give back to society. In that number, more than two-thirds of respondents in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia say they would pay more for goods and services from socially responsible companies. While, at the same time, foreign law firms have experienced that pro bono had help with their business…show more content…
This thesis will focus on how building a pro bono culture in Thailand’s legal business would help develop equal access to justice in Thailand, which would further contribute to sustainable development.

1.5 Methodology
The method used in this thesis is mainly based on literature review/documentary research by searching and analyzing textbooks, articles, journals, statutory, scholars’ opinions, government publications, and other relevant documents online and offline, both in Thai and English.

1.6 Expected Results
a. To thoroughly understand the conceptual framework of sustainable development and pro bono, and its connection
b. To thoroughly understand different pro bono approaches, rules and protocols used in the United States and Singapore
c. To thoroughly understand the shortcoming in providing legal services in Thailand and lack of government support in building pro bono culture in Thailand’s legal business
d. To provide appropriate legal measures to build and promote pro bono culture in Thailand’s legal
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