The Presidents of Law Associations
in Asia




The Presidents of Law Associations in Asia (POLA), established in 1990, is a non-political organization providing a forum for the leaders of bar associations from across the Asia-Pacific region to exchange ideas and information, collaborate on issues of mutual interest and promote friendships.

Over the course of the past twenty years, POLA has advanced the creation and development of Asia-Pacific law societies, led the movement for professional independence of bar associations, strengthened relationships within the Asia-Pacific legal community, encouraged a greater commitment to public interest advocacy, called attention to human rights violations, raised awareness of the responsibilities of the legal profession and highlighted the importance of constant review of legal education systems throughout the region.

The POLA Conference, hosted each year by a different member, is the principal forum where members and observers come together to discuss ideas and further their legal knowledge.