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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

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 participating in our retreat held on 2-3 June 2012. The 4 senior young lawyers, namely, the KLYLC Chair, Khaizan Sharizad (Sherrie), KLYLC Co-Deputy Chairs Daniel Albert, Yeoh Tung Seng and Yohendra Nadarajan were mainly facilitators and assisted with the retreat. Melissa Dass, the Executive Officer from the KL Bar Secretariat helped search for venues for the retreat as many were not available because the dates coincided with the school holidays. Eventually the KLYLC managed to secure a good deal with Corus Hotel in Port Dickson. Click here to read the full report.

 
07 June 2012
PAC Talk on What Clients Want
This talk is the first in the calendar of activities organised by the Practitioners’ Affairs Committee (PAC) on the non-legal aspects of practice, held on 7 June, 2012 at 5.00pm at the KL Bar Auditorium. Mr. Ong Eu Jin, a corporate partner of the firm of Messrs Lee Hishamuddin Allen & Gledhill, shared his insights from the dual perspectives of client and lawyer. The talk was moderated by the PAC Chairperson, Goh Siu Lin. Click here to read the full report.

08 June 2012
PDC Seminar on Islamic Wills II (Intermediate)
Amir Bahari from Messrs Bahari & Bahari presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 10.00am. The seminar was attended by 40 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, "The Format for a Will Writing Questionnaire", "Taking Instructions Effectively ", "Faraid Calculation", "Drafting of the Wills - Hands On Approach", "Drafting Issues" and "Specific Issues".

 
08 June 2012
Courtesy Call on the Pejabat Tanah & Galian Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya (PTG Putrajaya)
The Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee (CCPC) paid a courtesy call on the PTG Putrajaya on 8 June 2012 in which the CCPC was warmly welcomed by the Deputy Director of the PTG Putrajaya and 2 other officers. Other than getting acquainted, discussions were held on the issue of fraud cases and uncollected documents. CCPC was also informed of the upcoming system upgrade to the biometric system and notification by e-mail/sms to all parties regarding registrations of their transactions which will soon be implemented by the said Land Office. Click here to read the full report.

08 June 2012
KL Bar Social Get-together
The KL Bar Social, Arts & Culture Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee  jointly organised the first social get-together for the term 2012/2013 on Friday, 8 June 2012 at 21, Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC). The event was scheduled for 8pm and the venue was quickly packed with lawyers coming straight from work, hoping to let their hair down at the end of a typically busy working week. Loud chatters and laughter followed and filled the air and created an extremely lively atmosphere. Click here to read the full report.

13 June 2012
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee (PWC), the introduction session for June was held on 13 June 2012. The session, attended by 85 pupils, was led by Leena Kaur and Jason Kong. Pupils were briefed on the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the KL Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the KL Bar Committee and highlights of the Malaysian Bar. The introduction session included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their period of pupillage and the Chairman and members of the KLBC were on hand to provide input and possible solutions. The issues raised by the pupils at this session were divided into the areas of Court, Office and Miscellaneous matters, with the following details:

Court
         E-filing and Filing system in Court is too time consuming
         No proper queuing system in the Shah Alam Court
         Rude Court Staff - Petitions for Admission Registry and the Payment Counters
         Parking at the KL Courts is a problem
         Shah Alam Court - No QMS system in the old building
         Missing files

Office
         Salary does not commensurate with work and working hours
         Lack of supervision/guidance from the Master
         No access to online resources
         No entitlement to leave during pupillage period
         Office politics

Miscellaneous
         Land Office - wrong name and IC no. on the document
         Ethics lectures are too long
         No proper tables for the Ethics exams
         Introduction session should be earlier
         Admission to the Bar date - the wait is too long

 
14 June 2012
PDC Seminar on Divorce and the Emotional Impact on the Spouses
Warren Tan, marriage & family therapist/trainer & clinical supervisor in Singapore and Malaysia with 31 years of field experience presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 2.30pm. The seminar was attended by 44 participants.


17 June 2012
Melaka International Dragon Boat Festival 2012
The KL Bar Dragon Boat Team, The KLBar-barians, spent the weekend of 16-17 June 2012 in Melaka to compete in the Melaka International Dragon Boat Festival 2012. The team started off with a friendly match against some local teams at Ayer Keroh lake on Saturday morning while Sunday was spent racing at the Melaka International Dragon Boat Festival 2012 at the Melaka River. Click here to read the full report.


21 June  2012
PDC Seminar on Wills, Probate and the Administration of Estates
Jeremiah R. Gurusamy from Messrs Arianti Dipendra Jeremiah presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm. The seminar was attended by 82 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, "Probate and Letters of Administration", "Procedures in obtaining the Grant of Probate", "Letters of Administration" and "Broad Overview of Wills".


23 and 24 June 2012
IEM Tree-Planting Community Project at Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam
The KL Bar Environmental Law Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee participated in the tree-planting project at Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam on 23 and 24 June 2012.. The event, organised by the Young Engineers Section (YES) of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), was launched and officiated by IEM Deputy President Choo Kok Beng, Chairman of the Young Engineers Section Shuhairy bin Norhisham 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. Click here to read the full report.


27 June 2012
Pupils Workshop on Criminal Litigation
The workshop, organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee specifically for pupils, was presented by Kuldeep Kumar on 27 June 2012 at 3.00pm. The workshop focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering, “Client Interview”, “Mitigation”, “Bail Application” and “Trial Process”. The workshop was attended by 17 pupils.


29 June 2012
PDC Seminar on the Fundamentals of Civil Litigation
Mohd Izral Khairy and Tharminder Singh from Messrs Izral Partnership presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm. The seminar was attended by 84 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, "Securing Proper Instructions (Warrant to Act, etc)", "File / Client Management", "Jurisdiction of Courts (Territorial, Monetary)", "Subordinate Court Procedures (Commencing Proceedings, Service, Appearance, Filing of Defence, etc)", "High Court Procedures (Commencing Proceedings, Appearance, Filing of Pleadings, etc)", "Drafting Court Documents", "Opinion writing" and "Overview of Appellate Procedures".

Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy.

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