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KLBC Activities Report for December 2013

4 December 2013
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee, the introduction session for December was held on 4 December 2013. The session, attended by 77 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 pupil’s allowance, heavy workload, unfriendly staff at the RKKK (Petition) Registry and pupils only being able to find out if their papers were in order for the s.36(2) LPA application on the day of the hearing itself and not earlier.

6 December 2013
KL Bar Monthly Social Get-together
About 15 lawyers gathered at BAR 1981 @ Solaris Publika on 6 December 2013 for the December Social Get-together, the lowest turnout thus far. Everyone had a great time but parted early at 11:00 pm.

7 December 2013
In conjunction with International Human Rights Day, the KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee (“KLYLC”) organised a Meeting UNDER THE TREE at Lake Gardens on 7 December 2013. There was a briefing by Ambiga Sreenevasan on Freedom of Expression, Roger Chan Weng Keng on Environmental Rights and Goh Siu Lin on Equality.

10 December 2013
KLYLC Seminar on Pleadings
Ong Yu Jian from Messrs Raj, Ong & Yudistra presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3:00 pm on 10 December 2013. The seminar was attended by 29 participants.

12 December 2013
Meeting on implementation of Access Card and Boom Gate at the KL Courts
The KLBC was invited to the Meeting on 12 December 2013 which was called by the Court to brief tenants/occupants of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex on the implementation of access card and boom gate which will be installed at the left wing to control access to Level B1 and B2.

12 December 2013
PDC Seminar on An Introduction to GST
Anand Raj and Irene Yong from Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co. presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 4:00 pm on 12 December 2013. The seminar was attended by 50 participants. The seminar covered "Key GST Principles"; "Scope and Charge to Tax"; "Case Studies"; "Comparative Legislation"; and "Criminal Provisions".

13 December 2013
PDC Seminar on An Introduction to Islamic Wills
Amir Bahari from Messrs Bahari & Bahari presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3:00 pm on 13 December 2013. The seminar was attended by 29 participants. The seminar covered "Legal Framework"; "Sources of Islamic Will"; "Issues in Islamic Will"; "Strategic Planning with Trustee Corporation"; "6 Steps in Islamic Will"; and "Effective Estate Planning Tools".

20 December 2013
Pupils Workshop on Criminal Litigation
The KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee organised a criminal litigation workshop specifically for pupils on 20 December 2013 focusing primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief, covering the following areas, “Client Interview”; “Mitigation”; “Bail Application” and “Trial Process”. 28 pupils attended the workshop which was conducted by Farhan Read and Muhammad Fadhli bin Mat Sutris.

28 December 2013
KLYLC’s Visit to Asrama Cahaya
On 28 December 2013, a visit to Asrama Cahaya was organised by the KLYLC to distribute the balance of the proceeds from the 2011 Charity Night that was allocated to the home. The wonderful residents of Asrama Cahaya, all senior in age who were abandoned as babies due to their disabilities, were presented with goodie bags and other gifts purchased with the proceeds. We spent a beautiful morning with the residents singing hymns and Christmas carols and sharing stories. Click here to view the photos.

Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy

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