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Friday, 9 January 2009

Message from Pupils Welfare Committee Chairperson

There were 617 law graduates who began pupillage in the year 2008. There are about 2,061 legal firms in Kuala Lumpur alone. Many of these firms are constantly on the lookout for placement for new law graduates and even opportunity to recruit new lawyers. The opportunity for legal firms to meet law graduates and potential pupils is limited and likewise for graduates and new lawyers meeting practitioners. The competition, undeniably, is stiff. With this in mind, the Pupils’ Welfare Committee (PWC) is pleased to organise the 2nd Legal Career Fair to create a platform, hopefully to resolve these recurring employment problems as best as it can.


The Fair will be held on 17 January 2009 at the Legends Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Most major local universities and many private colleges have been invited to participate and attend the Fair. Entrance to the Fair is free and the hotel is easily accessible by public transport and there is ample parking within and around the hotel. This year, 30 booths have been made available for rental by legal firms and 10 for corporate entities.


In conjunction with the Fair, the PWC has also arranged for speakers from the Bar Council Human Rights Committee, the Bar Council Professional Development Committee, the Kuala Lumpur Legal Aid Centre and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Young Lawyers Committee to present short introductory seminars on various activities and core programmes run by the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar. This is essential to introduce participants to the realms of practice.      

We therefore like to invite as many law graduates, pupils and practitioners to attend this Fair.


Reggie Wong Mew Sum


Pupils Welfare Committee

(photos courtesy of eLawyer.com.my, from last year's Career Fair)

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