About Us

Purposes of the IPBA

The IPBA's purposes, as stated in its Constitution, are to:

  • Provide IPBA members with opportunities to:
    • contribute towards the development of the legal profession within the Asia-Pacific Region and the development and improvement of the legal profession's status and organization within the Region;
    • contribute towards the development of the law and the legal structures within the Region;
    • meet and exchange ideas with other lawyers who live in, or are interested in, the Region;
    • study and discuss legal issues that involve the Region; and
    • share information about legal developments affecting the Region.
  • Serve its members fairly and equitably.
  • Promote the rule of law.

The IPBA Constitution also explicitly states that the IPBA is a non-political organization and, as such, shall not entertain any matter or proposal of any nature which is political in nature.

(Note: the new IPBA Constitution was ratified on May 9, 2015, at the Annual General Meeting in Hong Kong, when the members ratified the incorporation of the IPBA in Singapore. The notation of "Limited" in the name of the association will soon be removed officially.)