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Friday, 27 December 2013

KLBC Activities Report for November 2013

12 November 2013   
PAC-PDC FREE Talk on ‘How to Report Sexual Harassment - Breaking the Wall of Silence’
Jointly organised by the Practitioners Affairs Committee and the Professional Development Committee, Janice Anne Leo Selvanathan from Messrs Shook Lin & Bok presented the talk which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3:00 pm on 12 November 2013. The talk was attended by 57 participants. The talk covered the following areas: "What is sexual harassment - understanding the Code", "Who is susceptible?", "What to do when you have been sexually harassed?", "What actions can be taken by your employer?" and "If your employer fails to take any action - what are your options?".  

13 November 2013
Discussion with the Supervising Judge of the KL Subordinate Courts
The Co-Chairpersons of the Civil Practice Committee, HR Dipendra and Arunachalam Kasi had a discussion with Puan Rohani Binti Ismail, the Supervising Judge of the KL Subordinate Courts. The discussion was mainly in respect of the filing of JIDs.

13 November 2013
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the Pupils Welfare Committee, the introduction session for November was held on 13 November 2013. The session, attended by 87 pupils, was led by Vince Chong. Pupils were briefed on the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (“KLBC”) 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 pupils having to handle despatch work; former pupils who did not withdraw their petition papers resulting in delays in the filing of petition papers by new pupils; and the transport claims for Court is insufficient in comparison to the market rate for claims.

16 November 2013
Luncheon: Taste of the Bar III
Spearheaded by the Pupils Welfare Committee (“PWC”), the Young Lawyers Committee and PWC organised the second meet and greet informal lunch event for the term dubbed, “The Luncheon: A Taste of the Bar III” at Aria Restaurant, Bukit Damansara, on Saturday, 16 November 2013 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The Luncheon provided an excellent platform and avenue for budding lawyers and pupils-in-chambers to dine with senior members of the Bar. The Luncheon saw a total number of 39 members of the Bar attending the event with participation from young lawyers and pupils-in-chambers, senior members and PWC members. Click here for the full report and here to view the photos.

19 November 2013
PDC Seminar on Summary Judgment
Lau Mark Chi-Ming from Messrs Sreenevasan Young presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 2:30 pm on 19 November 2013. The seminar was attended by 50 participants. The seminar covered: "Order 14: Boon or Bane?", "Threshold objections", "Substantive objections", "Other alternatives", "Points of law/Construction of Documents" and "Case examples".

20 November 2013
PWC Pupils Workshop on Conveyancing
The Pupils Welfare Committee organised a conveyancing workshop specifically for pupils on 20 November 2013 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”. 53 pupils attended the workshop which was conducted by Michael Leow Yon Meng

22 November 2013
PDC-CCPC Seminar on Negotiation Skills for Leaders
The Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee and Professional Development Committee jointly presented the seminar by Amir Bahari on 22 November 2013 at 3:00 pm at the KL Bar Auditorium. This seminar was attended by 15 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "Role play", "Traits of a decision maker", "Style of decision maker", "Reaction table and decision tree", "Blueprinting your decision", "Categorising your decision" and "Creating the resourceful environment".

25 November 2013
Young Lawyers Legal Practice Management Course
The YLC organised the Legal Practice Management Course on 25 November 2013 at the KL Bar Auditorium and it was attended by 61 participants. The topics and speakers for the course were “Managing your Practice” by Fahri Azzat; “Conveyancing Module” by Jeremiah R Gurusamy; “Everyday Problems Faced in Litigation” by Yudistra Darma Dorai and Sashiraj Uthrapathy; “Corporate Module” by Munirah Maarof and Muhammad Zukhairi; “Client Management” by Choo Dee Wei; “Stress Management” by Khaizan Sharizad; and “Personal Branding” by Foong Cheng Leong. Click here to view the photos.

26 November 2013
IT Conference on Startups and Business Law
The Information Technology and Publications Committee organised a one-day Conference on 26 November 2013 at the KL Bar Auditorium which was attended by 53 participants. The topics covered were “Incorporating a company: Choosing the Right Legal Entity” by Sharin Kaur Veriah and Goh May Woei (Shook Lin & Bok); “Recognising your Intellectual Property and Protecting your Rights” by Janet Toh Yoong San and Tamara Lee Ciai (Shearn Delamore & Co.); “Introduction to Cyber Laws in Malaysia” by Adlin binti Abdul Majid (Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill); “Personal Data Protection Act 2010: How to Prepare Yourself” by Professor Abu Bakar Munir (University Malaya); “Contract Law: What to Address in eCommerce Terms of Use” by Tai Foong Lam (Gan Partnership); and “E-commerce Taxation Laws” by Siti Fatimah binti Mohd Shahrom (Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill). Click here to view the photos.

29 November 2013
PDC Seminar on Tweeting to Tears: Top 9 Legal Issues in Social Media
Suaran Singh Sidhu from Messrs Suaran & Sankey presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3:00 pm on 29 November 2013. The seminar was attended by 41 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: “Defamation”, “the new amendment to the Evidence Act”, “Privacy of your privates” and “Crackdown at the work place”.

30 November 2013
KL Bar Night - 80’s Glam Rock
Renamed “KL Bar Night”, this annual social event of the Kuala Lumpur Bar was again hosted at one of the hottest establishments in town, Cristallo, Luna in Pacific Regency Hotel Suites, KH Tower. More than 300 guests including former Bar Presidents and former Kuala Lumpur Bar Chairmen attended the event. The guests were treated to a delectable buffet spread as well as a variety of canapés, coupled with free flow of selected drinks, with the cool ambience of the venue’s signature pool and the KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers for backdrop. They were also entertained by a live band that played up to the night’s theme, “80’s Glam Rock” and performances by our very own members of the Bar. Many of our members turned up dressed to the theme but no one could beat our MC for the night, Dee Wei, who was glammed up in a truly 80’s Glam Rock style. Click here to view the photos.

Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy

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