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Friday, 1 November 2013

KLBC Activities Report for September 2013


3 September 2013 
PDC Seminar on Drafting Contracts 101
Jeremiah R. Gurusamy from Messrs Arianti Dipendra Jeremiah presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 2:30pm on 3 September 2013. The seminar was attended by 32 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".


4 September 2013
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee, the introduction session for September was held on 4 September 2013. The session, attended by 79 pupils, was led by Vince Chong. 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 the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period 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 staff at the Petition for Admission Registry of the RKKK Courts and problems with the said Registry.


6 September 2013 
PDC Seminar on Till the Cows Come Home: How to Milk the Most from a Licensing Deal
Suaran Singh from Messrs Suaran & Sankey presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3:00pm on 5 September 2013. The seminar was attended by 19 participants. The seminar focused on the problems that arise in Licensing deals, the missed and hidden opportunities and how best to structure a good deal.

6 September 2013
KL Bar Monthly Social Get-together
The September Social Get-together was held at BAR 1981, Solaris Publika on 6 September 2013. About 50 lawyers turned up for this event which started at 7:30pm. This time around, a friendly pool competition was held and it was won by Vivek. Everyone had a great time and only parted at 1:00am.

7 September 2013
Interstate Bar Games - Golf
The above Golf Tournament, which was part of the Interstate Bar Games hosted by the KL Bar in August 2013, was held at Staffield Country Resort, Mantin on 7 September 2013. 60 members of the Bar from the States of Johor, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Terengganu and Kuala Lumpur participated in the tournament. It was most encouraging to see members from the East Coast taking part. Selangor Bar played well. Not only did they emerged as the Overall Champion but their players also swept all the individual and novelty prizes. Kuala Lumpur Bar came in 2nd with the Negeri Sembilan Bar taking the 3rd spot.


11 September 2013
PWC Pupils Workshop on Legal Research
The KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee organised a legal research workshop specifically for pupils on 11 September 2013 focusing primarily on the "Alternative Online Legal Research", "Using Apps for Your Practice" and "Building an e-Library." 35 pupils attended the workshop which was conducted by Foong Cheng Leong.


12 September 2013           
PDC Seminar on Termination of Employment Relationship
Jeremiah R. Gurusamy from Messrs Arianti Dipendra Jeremiah presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 2:30pm on 12 September 2013. The seminar was attended by 25 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "Poor Performance", "Misconduct", "Constructive Dismissal" and "Redundancy".


16 September 2013
Malaysiaku – Celebrating 50 Years of Malaysia Festival
The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) (in collaboration with LB Training and supported by the Bar Council Constitutional Law Committee, Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee, National Young Lawyers Committee and BFM) commemorated the 50th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia with a forum entitled, “Fifty Years of Democracy: Has It Weakened or Strengthened Our Federal Constitution”.  The event was part of the Malaysiaku - Celebrating 50 Years of Malaysia Festival. The forum featured Dr. Azmi Sharom, Associate Professor of Law, University of Malaya; Tommy Thomas, Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya; and Wan Saiful Wan Jan, CEO of IDEAS; and was moderated by Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan.

17 September 2013
Meeting with the Wilayah Land Office
The meeting was held at 10:00am at the Wilayah Land Office. The Bar was represented by members from the KL Bar Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee, Bar Council Conveyancing Committee and Selangor Bar Conveyancing & SRE Sub-committee. Many issues were discussed at the meeting, such as difficulties faced by practitioners relating to strata titles, frequent delays in other transactions at the land registry, the new administration orders in respect of stamp certificate, etc. The Wilayah Land Office had explained that the current delays was due to the recent transfer of seven registrars and the newly appointed registrars were currently undergoing training. We were also informed that strata titles transactions are still being done manually, despite the abundant number of daily presentations.


18 September 2013
PDC/CCPC Seminar on Basic Negotiation Skills
The KL Bar Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee and Professional Development Committee jointly presented a seminar by Amir Bahari on 18 September 2013 at 3:00 pm at the KL Bar Auditorium. This seminar was attended by 19 participants. The seminar covered the following areas "Role Play", "The anatomy of negotiator’s mind", "3 opening strategies", "3 middle strategies", "3 ending strategies", "5 strategies to seal the deal" and "5 dynamics that can work in your favour".


20 September 2013
PDC Seminar on Marriage, Divorce ad Polygamy under Federal Territories Syariah Laws
Amir Bahari from Messrs Bahari & Bahari presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 20 September 2013. The seminar was attended by 14 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "procedure of syariah marriage", "registration of syariah marriage", "procedure of divorce", "types of divorce" and "rights and obligations after divorce".


21 September 2013
PWC Trip to Broga Hill
The inaugural trip to Broga Hill, Semenyih organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee was a success with 21 participants. The group left as early at 4:30am from McDonald’s at Jalan Ma’arof in order to catch the sunrise and indeed they did.  With the brilliant weather, there was no rain and no overshadowing clouds, the group had an unobstructed perfect view of the sunrise. They climbed all 3 peaks and caught some stellar view of jets and bomber planes that flew past… the jets and bomber planes were part of the celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Armed Forces Day at Dataran Merdeka. After their descent, the group had some best ever cool refreshing coconut drinks at the bottom of the Hill. They then proceeded to Kajang for satay. A full report and photographs will follow.


24 September 2013
YLC Seminar on Opinion Writing
Mariette Peters from Messrs Zulrafique & Partners presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 24 September 2013. The seminar was attended by 85 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "Are you writing a legal opinion or a legal thesis?", "Who is the reader of the opinion?", "Is your opinion littered with legal jargon/ legalese? Does that always make it more impressive?", "Is quantity always quality? Does a 40-page opinion have more substance than a 4- page advice?" and "How do you keep an opinion concise while ensuring that the deliverable meets the client's requirements".


25 September 2013
Seminar on Filling Forms and Calculating the RPGT
The KL Bar Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee and Professional Development Committee jointly presented a seminar by 2 officers from the Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri, Mumahad Sazali Bin Sudin and Nazli Azim Bin Yahya on 25 September 2013 at 3:00pm at the KL Bar Auditorium. This seminar was attended by 115 participants.


27 September 2013
Free PDC Seminar on Constitutional Law
Firdaus Husni from Messrs Chooi and Co. presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 27 September 2013. The seminar was attended by 76 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "A brief outline of the Federal Constitution", "Recent Constitutional Issues in Malaysia" and "Applying and Interpreting the Constitution".

Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy




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