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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

KLBC Activities Report for July 2014

 4 July 2014
Meeting with the Director of the KL Courts
This Meeting between the Director and Administrative Officers of the KL Courts and the KL Bar Civil Practice Committee (CvPC) was held at 2:45 pm at the Bilik Mesyuarat Anggerik, KL Court Complex. The CvPC was represented by HR Dipendra, Co-Chairperson of the CvPC and two other CvPC members namely Ajeet Kaur and Srividhya Ganapathy.  Amongst the issues raised at the meeting were, parking within the KL Court Complex by lawyers; security guards not allowing people entry into the KL Court Complex because of inappropriate dressing; taxis entering and dropping off passengers at the foyer; ramp at the right wing of the car park area; water wastage and broken taps/flushes in the bathrooms; reducing energy consumption; no smoking in the KL Court Complex; haphazard parking of motorcycles by runners;  and pupils who have not been “short-called” appearing in Court.

5 July 2014
Young Professionals Alliance Social Get Together
Organised by the Pharmacy fraternity of the Young Professionals Alliance, the get-together was held on Saturday 5 July 2014 at Publika, Solaris Dutamas. Those in attendance consisted of participants from the following professions, lawyers, arbitrators, pharmacist, engineers, doctors and architects.

8 July 2014
CCPC-PDC Seminar on Introduction to Hibah
Jointly organised by the KL Bar Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee and  Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Amir Bahari on 8 July 2014 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 16 participants. The seminar covered, "Definition of Hibah", "The Pillars of Hibah", "Revocation of Hibah", "Monetising Hibah for your Legal Practice", "Current Legal Trend" and "Reported Case Laws".


10 July 2014
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee, the pupils introduction session for July was held on 10 July 2014. The session, attended by 51 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan. 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 was the unfriendly staff at the RKKK (Petition) Registry and pupil’s allowance. The pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.



11 July 2014
YLC Seminar on Commercial Arbitration
Organised by the KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Sharon Chong Tze Ying on 11 July 2014 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:15 pm. The seminar was attended by 23 participants. The seminar covered, “What is International Commercial Arbitration?", “Arbitration vs Litigation”, "The Arbitration Clause", "Arbitral Institutions", "Institutional Arbitration v Ad Hoc Arbitration", "Model Arbitration Clause", "The Laws Applicable to Arbitration", "Arbitration Procedures", "The Arbitral Award", "Challenging an Arbitral Award" and "Recognition and Enforcement of an Arbitral Award".



18 July 2014
Meeting with the Managing Judge of the Criminal Division of the KL Courts
This Meeting between the Managing Judge of the Kuala Lumpur Criminal High Courts and the KL Bar Criminal Practice Committee (CPC) was held at 10:00 am at the Bilik Mesyuarat Anggerik, KL Court Complex. The CPC was represented by the Chairperson of CPC, Lim Chi Chau and three other CPC members namely James FC Fong, Khor Boon How and Shamsul Sulaiman. Jacky Loi also attended the meeting representing the KLBC as well as the Legal Aid Centre.  Amongst the issues discussed at the meeting were assigned counsel for capital offense cases; Court interpreters; working committee on pre-trial case management; lawyers too engrossed with their phones; punctuality; lawyers on record without notification; identity of lawyers in Court, YBGK; and Touts.

18 July 2014
YLC Workshop on Legal Practice Management Course
Organised by the KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee, this workshop was held on 18 July 2014 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 6:45 pm. The workshop was attended by 20 participants. The topics and speakers for the course were, “Managing your Practice” by Ahmad Fadzly Bin Abdul Gani; “Conveyancing Module” by Chong Wai Kuan; “Everyday Problems Faced in Litigation” by Yudistra Darma Dorai; “Corporate Module” by Munirah Maarof and Anthony Azad Tan Chien Liang; “Client Management” by Choo Dee Wei; “Stress Management” by Khaizan Sharizad; and “Personal Branding” by Foong Cheng Leong. Click here to view the photos.



22 July 2014
PDC Seminar on Understanding Annual Reports and Its Financial Statements
Organised by the KL Bar Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 22 July 2014 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 51 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "Introductory on its importance", "Accounting jargons made understandable for lawyers", "What are the components of Annual Report?", "What are these: ledger accounts, journal entries, double-entries, T-accounts?", "Why this term “Trial Balance”?", "Why this term “Balance Sheet”?", "What are the salient features of a Balance Sheet?", "What are and the types of Assets?", "What are and the types of Liabilities?", and "Are Balance Sheet’s liabilities an indication of “not good” financial position and/or poor financial management”.


23 July 2014
Meeting between Bar Council, Selangor Bar, Kuala Lumpur Bar and Pejabat Tanah dan Galian Selangor
This meeting between the Bar Council, Selangor Bar and Kuala Lumpur Bar and Pejabat Tanah dan Galian Selangor (PTGS) was a follow up to the meeting held on 28 March 2014. The KL Bar Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee was represented by Susan Joseph. Issues discussed during the meeting were mainly reports/updates on actions taken by the PTGS.

25 July 2014
PDC Seminar on Understanding Service Level Agreements
Organised by the KL Bar Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Jeremiah R Gurusamy on 25 July 2014 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 22 participants. The seminar covered, "Characteristics of an SLA", "Drafting a SLA", "Typical Clauses for a SLA", "Outsourcing Illustrations", "Specifying quality of service", "Measuring performance" and "Risk Management/Mitigation Policies".



 Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy

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