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KLBC Activities Report for June 2012

01 June 2012 Meeting with the Managing Judge for the KL Appellate and Special Powers / Commercial Divisions and Subordinate Courts The Civil Court Liaison Committee together with the Pupils Welfare Committee met the Managing Judge on 1 June 2012 at 9.30am at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex. The main objective of the meeting was to discuss solutions for the delays in the scheduling of dates for hearing of Admissions to the Bar where the waiting period was up to 3 months. Following the said meeting, the Managing Judge had raised the issue with the Judges of the Commercial Division and a few of the Judges had agreed to preside at hearings of Admissions to the Bar to help ease the workload of the 2 Appellate & Special Powers Division Judges as well as expedite the hearings.

02 to 03 June 2012
KLYLC Retreat The Kuala Lumpur Bar Young Lawyers Committee (“KLYLC”) decided to invite new young faces for the KLYLC Retreat this year. We had 4 senior young lawyers and 18 new young lawyers particip…

IEM Tree-Planting Community Project at Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam on 23 and 24.06.2012

The Young Engineers Section (YES) of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) organised a tree-planting project at Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam on 23.06.2012 and 24.06.2012. The project was carried out in 2 stages: firstly by loosening the soil for planting and secondly by planting the trees. The event began at around 9.00a.m. on the 23.06.2012 and finished around 12.00p.m. on the same day. The second stage was completed the next day at around the same time. The event was launched and officiated by IEM Deputy President Choo Kok Beng, Shuhairy bin Norhisham -  Chairman of the Young Engineers Section and ENSEARCH Vice-President Ellias Saidin by planting the first out of the 190 trees sponsored by various individuals and organisations around the Klang Valley. KL Bar with some corporate/personal friends had sponsored 90 out of those 190 trees.



The 190 trees were planted with the assistance of 60 students from UNITEN (Universiti Tenaga Nasional) and UTM (Universiti Teknologi Mara), se…

Monthly ITCC Tip - July 2012 - The benefits of owning a Tablet

Well, this article is not only about the iPad but about other tablets in the market in general. Other tablets such as Samsung Galaxy Tab or Blackberry Playbook are instructive examples, too, but that is not my focus here.

For me, my iPad is probably one of the most useful tools in my practice. It helps me with the following:-

Research
An internet enabled Tablet is very useful for quick research. Imagine you’re in Court and you suddenly remember a case which would help your case. You can easily access legal publishing websites such as CLJ, LexisNexis and even British and Irish Legal Information Institute (Baili). On a different note, LexisNexis now has its own iPhone App. I understand that an iPad App for that will be out soon.

You can also store your basic cases and statutes in your iPad. Since my practice is only limited to intellectual property matters, I keep a folder of relevant statutes such as the Trade Marks Act 1976, Patents Act 1983, Copyright Act 1987, Industrial Designs Act …