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A Consideration For Foreign Practitioners Entering
The Legal Profession In Malaysia
by Rodney Khor
The legal profession has always been a highly regulated profession with rules, regulations and codes of conduct binding on members of the profession[1]. This comes as no surprise due to the nature of the legal profession being very interconnected with the mechanisms of the working of law itself. The general duties among other things include a duty to assist the courts in the administration of justice and this duty overrides the duty towards clients.

Despite the profession being highly regulated, there are circumstances that would warrant or attract a foreign practitioner[2] to practise law in countries such as Malaysia[3]. Therefore, this article is narrowed down to concentrate on identifying the possibility for a foreign practitioner to practise law or to provide in-house legal advice in Malaysia.

The admission of legal practitioners in Malaysia is governed by section 11[4] of the Legal Prof…

Lawyers are boring people – or so they say.

Bu Bu Cha Cha = Ms Goh Siu Lin and partner, Mr Wong Khai Hoong.

Supporters of Bu-Bu Cha-Cha

The Winner - Bu-Bu Cha Cha of Messrs Shook Lin & Bok

1st Runners-up - Young Lawyers from Messrs Raja Daryl & Loh 

2nd Runners-up - Young Lawyers from Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Yu Min and her Team


Proving the perception wrong, the Kuala Lumpur Bar Young Lawyers Committee (“KLYLC”) successfully organised the Charity Nite 2009 on 3rd July 2009. Aptly themed as “Legally Talented”, the event was held at Modestos (Capsquare) and saw record sales of 829 tickets. From bands to dances and even pole-dancing, the 8 finalists this year certainly are a good mix of differing talents. The event also saw the raising of donations via sales of cupcakes handmade by Elaine. Part of the proceeds from the night would be donated to Rumah Warga Emas NASCOM in Setapak, an organisation providing shelter and care for the elderly who are destitute.
The lawyers started to stream in at 7.00pm and by 8.00…

Newsflash : more than RM40,000 collected

Dear Members
Subject to final tabulation of Accounts, the Charity Nite 2009 saw a collection of over RM40,000-00.
Thank you.
Regards, Richard Wee