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Thursday, 20 December 2012

KLBC Activities Report for November 2012

01 and 03 November 2012
22nd Annual Sports Carnival - RSC v KL Bar
The 22nd Annual Sports Carnival between the KL Bar and Royal Selangor Club (RSC) for the YA Tan Sri Dato’ Harun Hashim Challenge Trophy was held on 01 and 03 November 2012.  The games played were cricket, tennis, soccer, hockey, badminton and pool/snooker. The KL Bar beat RSC 1-0, winning at badminton but they drew at cricket, tennis, soccer, hockey and pool/snooker to become the overall champion. The End-of-Games and Prize-Giving Dinner was well attended.

03 November 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 third session was held on 03 November 2012 from 10.00am to 2.00pm at the KL Bar Auditorium. The workshop was attended by 23 participants who were trained by Honey Tan Lay Ean, Aston Philip Paiva and Shanmuga Kanesalingam. Click here to view the photos.

05 November 2012
PDC Seminar on Drafting Commercial Contracts 101
Jeremiah R. Gurusamy from Messrs Arianti Dipendra Jeremiah presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm. Ken Tan Yong Xu moderated the seminar which was attended by 124 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, "Dealing with Compliance & Regulatory issues", "Scoping the Transaction", "Drafting Techniques", "Understanding Key Provisions", "Boiler Plate Clauses" and "Common Mistakes & Pitfalls". 

07 November 2012
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee, the introduction session for November was held on 07 November 2012. The session, attended by 76 pupils, was led by Harleen Kaur (Leena) 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. It 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. Amongst the issues raised by the pupils at this session were rude court staff, QMS, BM Exemption Certificate and locus.

10 November 2012
CPC/PDC/BCCLC Workshop on the Art of Criminal Cross Examination
The KL Bar Criminal Practice Committee together with the Professional Development Committee and the Bar Council Criminal Law Committee jointly presented the said Workshop as one of its programmes to encourage more lawyers to practise Criminal Litigation. Athimulan Muruthiah, a senior criminal law practitioner from Penang presented the workshop which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9.30am to 4.30pm.  The workshop was moderated by Amrit Pal Singh and assisted by Rajpal Singh. The workshop was attended by 56 participants. Click here to view the photos.

20 November 2012
PAC/PDC Talk on Sexual Harassment
Meera Samanther of the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) and Betty Yeoh of All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) presented the talk which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 5.00pm. This “free talk”, moderated by Goh Siu Lin, was attended by 74 participants.

24 November 2012
Projecting a Professional Image - A Workshop conducted by Bobbi Brown (2nd Session)
The KL Bar Practitioners' Affairs Committee organised a 2nd session of the image and grooming workshop conducted by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics for women lawyers on 24 November 2012 at 10.00am at Bobbi Brown’s Training Room, Mid Valley Megamall.  The workshop focused on the importance of projecting a professional image with tips on how to apply appropriate make-up for a professional look (day and night). 15 participants attended the Workshop.

28 November 2012
Sponsorship to the Young Lawyers’ Training entitled “The Fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice”
The KLBC sponsored 11 young lawyers to attend the Young Lawyers’ Training entitled “The Fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice” jointly organised by Bar Council and the International Bar Association (“IBA”) in conjunction with the 3rd Asia Pacific Regional Conference which took place in Kuala Lumpur. The Training was held on 28 November 2012 at the Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium.

28 November 2012
PWC/CPC Pupils Workshop on Criminal Litigation
The KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee together with the Criminal Practice Committee organised a criminal litigation workshop specifically for pupils on 28 November 2012. Conducted by Amrit Pal Singh, the workshop focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a criminal brief covering the following areas, "Client Interview", "Mitigation", "Bail Application" and "Trial Process". 16 participants attended the workshop.

28 November 2012
PAC Mentoring Circle Dinner
The KL Bar Practitioners’ Affairs Committee (PAC) launched its Mentoring Circle Programme by organising an Inaugural Mentoring Circle Dinner on 28 November 2012 at Chef & Brew at 7.00pm. The objective of the programme was inter alia, to create an informal group where professional, social guidance and support from senior members of the Bar may be given to young practitioners on areas of concern. The dinner was attended by 17 participants.

29 November 2012
ITCC/RamRais & Partners Dialogue Session on the Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution for IP and IT Disputes
The KL Bar Information Technology and Communications Committee together with Messrs RamRais and Partners presented the dialogue session by Erik Wilbers, the Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO) at the KL Bar Auditorium on 29 November 2012 from 10.30am. to 12.00pm.  Erik Wilbers was joined by Leandro Emilio Toscano, the Representative of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre in Singapore. The Dialogue session covered the following areas, “An Introduction to WIPO and the Mediation Centre”, “WIPO ADR Options”, “WIPO Model Clause Examples”, “WIPO Case Management”, “WIPO Types of Disputes” and “Examples of WIPO Mediation and WIPO Arbitration”. Foong Cheng Leong moderated the Dialogue session which was attended by 29 participants. Click here to view the photos.

Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy 

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