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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

KLBC Activities Report for January 2013


5 January 2013
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 last session for the term was held on 5 January 2013 from 09.30am to 2.30pm at the Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium. The workshop was attended by 19 participants who were trained by New Sin Yew, Kirsty Lim and Edmund Bon. Click here to view the photos.


8 January 2013
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee, the introduction session for January was held on 8 January 2013. The session, attended by 97 pupils, was led by Ravin Singh 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, the attitude of the staff at the RKKK’s Petition for Admission Registry, low allowance, exorbitant photocopying charges imposed at the Bar Council Library and issues pertaining to the Land Office.


9 January 2013
PDC Seminar on The Domestic Violence Act: Perspectives from a Family Law Practitioner
Honey Tan Lay Ean from Messrs Tan Practice presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 9 January 2013. The seminar was attended by 18 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "Key areas in the DVA and the recent amendments", "Representing clients in the criminal justice system", "Examining a few of the new provisions in the Criminal Procedure Code" and "Dealing with domestic violence in matrimonial proceedings".


10 January 2013
PDC Seminar on Corporate Litigator`s WMDs: Winding-up, Minority Oppression and Derivative Action
Lee Shih from Messrs Skrine presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 10 January 2013. The seminar was attended by 118 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "The Corporate Litigator’s Toolkit", "Foss v Harbottle: The two-headed dragon", "The WMDs: Winding-up, Minority Oppression and Derivative Action", "Importance of Interim Remedies", "The Side Arms: Convening Meetings and Access to Records", "Arbitration and Shareholder Disputes: Never the Twain Shall Meet?", and "Case studies: 50/50 Split, the Matriarch Company, the 24-hour Injunction, the Tale of Lazarus, Lazarus 2.0”.








11 and 12 January 2013
Kuala Lumpur/Selangor Bar Games for the Lall Singh Muker Challenge Trophy - 12th Series
This year’s Series was hosted by the Selangor Bar.  The Series, held on 11 and 12 January 2013, saw both sides winning 3 games each and were declared joint Champions. KL Bar won at netball, volleyball and darts whilst Selangor Bar emerged victorious in badminton, golf and snooker. Both drew at soccer.  The End-of-Games Dinner and Prize-Giving was well attended. Click here to view the photos.

13 January 2013
Introductory Workshop to Dragon Boating
The 1st Introductory Workshop to Dragon boating for 2013, under the auspices of the KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee and Social, Arts and Culture Committee, was held on 13 January 2013 at the Putrajaya Maritime Centre at 9.00am. Those who attended the workshop had a great experience.


16 January 2013
A Talk on Understanding the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act (Act 613)
The KL Bar Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee had successfully organised the above talk which was held on 16 January 2013 from 3.00pm to 5.30pm at the KL Bar Auditorium. The talk was presented by 2 speakers; Encik Mohamad Johan Bin Mohd Shahar on behalf of Puan Fairuzana Binti Mohd Pilus of Bank Negara Malaysia and our very own member of the Bar, Dato’ Jahaberdeen Bin Mohamad Yunoos.  The Talk received an overwhelming response with 131 participants including non-members from various financial institutions. The comments received from the floor after the talk were very positive.


19 January 2013
KLYLC Explore Race
The KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee (KLYLC) organised its inaugural KLYLC Explore Race which was held on Saturday, 19 January 2013 commencing at 10.00am. Each team had to pay RM200 as registration fee. We had 12 teams competing in the race and the winning team and runners-up won RM1000 and RM500 respectively. There were 6 check points namely Masjid India (Mosque), St. John's Church, Court Hill Ganesh Temple, China Town, Central Market, Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad and all were within walking distance. A full report will follow soon. Click here to view the photos.



22 January 2013
Conveyancing Workshop for Pupils
The KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee (PWC) organised a Conveyancing Workshop specifically for pupils on 22 January 2013. Presented by Michael Leow Yon Meng, the workshop focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a conveyancing brief, covering the following areas: "Overview of the Conveyancing Process", "Essential clauses found in a Sale & Purchase Agreement", "How to fill up the relevant NLC Forms" and "Practical Pointers for the conveyancing lawyer". 50 pupils attended the workshop.


23 January 2013
PDC Seminar on Professional Speaking: 7 Essentials Every Lawyer Should Master
Amir Bahari from Messrs Bahari and Bahari presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 23 January 2013. This free seminar was attended by 112 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: “Building rapport with audience", "Opening with a Wow", "Pulsing and connecting with your audience", "Fine tuning the dynamics of your audience", "Making adult learning psychology work for you", "Monetising your speaking talent" and "Getting remembered for life".

30 January 2013
PDC Seminar on An Introduction to Arbitration
Choon Hon Leng from Messrs Raja, Darryl and Loh presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 30 January 2013. The seminar was attended by 89 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "How does arbitration work?", "When and why do you go for arbitration?", "Drafting an arbitration clause", "Commencing an arbitration", "Conducting an arbitration" and "Enforcing and challenging an arbitral award". 

 Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy

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