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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

KLBC Activities Report for September 2012



02 September 2012
Visit to Orang Asli Settlement at Kg Bertang, Pahang
The Young Lawyers Committee jointly with ‘Project Light A Home’ organised a visit to the Orang Asli Settlement at Kg Bertang, Pahang on 02 September 2012 as a run up to the Charity Night 2012. During the visit, the villagers were given groceries, courtesy of the collection from the Social, Arts & Culture Committee’s Go-Kart Race held on 07 August 2010 and Nokero light bulbs, courtesy of ‘Project Light A Home’.


05 September 2012
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee, the introduction session for September was held on 05 September 2012. The session, attended by 84 pupils, was led by Harleen Kaur (Leena) and Ravin Singh. Pupils were briefed on the structure and organisation of the Malaysian Bar and the KL Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the KL Bar Committee and selected 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. Some of the issues raised include : Filing at the court registry takes too long, payment counters and filing counters should be at the same level and Court staff not aware of the new Rules of Court Forms.


06 September 2012
PDC Seminar on the Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Proceedings
Trevor Jason Mark Padasian from Messrs Skrine presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm. The seminar was attended by 45 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, "Bankruptcy principles”, “Bankruptcy practicalities” and “Relationship to winding up proceedings”.


07 September 2012
PDC Seminar on Constitutional Law
Mahaletchumi Balakrishnan from Messrs Sreenevasan presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm. She was assisted by Leong Yeng Kong, Joanne Leong, Nimalan Devaraja and Lingswaran Singh. This free seminar was attended by 57 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, "A brief outline of the Federal Constitution”, “Recent Constitutional Issues in Malaysia” and “Using and Interpreting the Constitution”.

 

08 September 2012
Seminar on Criminal Appeals
The KL Bar Criminal Practice Committee together with the Professional Development Committee and the Bar Council Criminal Law Committee jointly organised the Seminar as one of its programmes to encourage more lawyers to practise Criminal Litigation. This Seminar, held at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10.00am to 4.00pm, was presented by Hisham Abdullah @Teh Poh Teik and Gurbachan Singh a/l Bagawan Singh and attended by 91 participants.

 
13 September 2012
PDC Seminar on An Introduction to Competition Law
Lee Lin Li and Sudhar Thillainathan from Messrs Shook Lin & Bok presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 4.00pm. The seminar was attended by 61 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, "Competition Law & Policy”, “The Competition Act 2010” and “The Competition Commission Act 2012”.


20 September 2012
YLC Seminar on The Basics of Cross Examination in Civil and Commercial Trials
Brendan Navin Siva from Messrs Brendan Siva presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm. The seminar was attended by 86 participants. The seminar was designed to teach the basics of cross-examination to junior lawyers and to impart useful lessons and pointers for the young advocates in their cross-examination of witnesses. The seminar covered the following areas, "The objective and purpose of cross-examination”, “The nature of cross-examination in civil and commercial matters”, “Common mistakes during cross-examination” and “Practical tips for young lawyers”.


21 September 2012
PDC Seminar on Tax Deductions for Business Promotion Expenses
S. Saravana Kumar from Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm. The seminar was attended by 46 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, "NV Alliance v KPHDN: The deductibility of sales incentives payments?", "Eli-Lily Malaysia v KPHDN: Are business promotion expenses entertainment expenses? and "ME v KPHDN: Provision of free legal fees for SPA & loan agreement - is that entertainment?".


22 September 2012
KLYLC-MCCHR Public Interest Litigation Workshop
The KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee (KLYLC) established a Public Interest Litigation Unit (PILU) in association with the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR). In line with this, a series of formal workshops have been organised for members of PILU on the basics of strategic public interest litigation, free of charge, to prepare interested young lawyers to handle the demands of such cases and to encourage the use of strategic litigation to promote human rights. The second session was held on 22 September 2012 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10.00am to 2.00pm. The workshop was attended by 26 participants who were trained by Edmund Bon, K. Shanmuga and Syahredzan Johan.  Click here to view the photos. 

23 September 2012
4th Introductory Workshop to Dragon Boating
A 4th Introductory Workshop to Dragon boating, under the auspices of the KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee and Social, Arts and Culture Committee, was held on 23 September 2012 at the Putrajaya Maritime Centre at 9.00am. Those that attended had a great experience.

25 September 2012
Meeting between Selangor Land Office and Bar Council, Selangor Bar Committee and Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee
The Selangor Land Office called for a meeting on 25 September 2012 to discuss and coordinate the registration of cases at the Land Title Registry. The meeting was attended by officers representing 9 Land Title Registries in Selangor. The Bar was represented by Tuan Haji Murad (Co-Chairperson of the Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Committee), Agnes Chan (Chairperson of the KL Bar Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee) and Selangor Bar Committee Members. A full report will follow soon.


25 September 2012
PWC Civil Litigation Workshop for Pupils
The KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee (PWC) organised a Civil Litigation Workshop specifically for pupils on 25 September 2012. Presented by Mohd Izral Khairy, the workshop focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, “Opinion writing exercise”, “Drafting of pleadings exercise” and “Presenting a case in court”. 56 pupils attended the workshop.

26 to 28 September 2012
Sponsorship to the International Malaysian Law Conference
The KLBC sponsored 10 members/pupils of the KL Bar to attend the International Malaysian Law Conference. The Conference was organised by the Bar Council and was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 26 to 28 September 2012. 


29 September 2012
YLC Introductory Session to the Legal Profession for Law Undergraduates
The Young Lawyers Committee organised an Introductory Session to the Legal Profession for Law Undergraduates to provide law undergraduates an insight into the legal profession. The session was held at the Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium at the Bar Council from 10.00am to 2.00pm. The following topics were presented, “Myths and Realities of Practice” by Brendan Navin Siva, “How do I better prepare for practice in Law School” by Daniel Joseph Albert and “History, Role and Relevance of the Malaysian Bar” by Lim Chee Wee. 136 participants from Advanced Tertiary Centre (ATC), Brickfields Asia College (BAC), KDU University College, HELP University College and INTI International University (Nilai) attended the session. Click here to view the photos. A full report will follow soon.

Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy.

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