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KLBC Activities Report for December 2014

4 December 2014
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Committee, the pupils introduction session for December was held on 4 December 2014. The session, attended by 73 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. The pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.

6 December 2014
Legal Career Forum
Jointly organised by the KL Bar Pupils Committee and Young Lawyers Committee in collaboration with eLawyer, a legal recruitment and consultancy firm, this forum was held on Saturday, 6 December 2014 at the Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Straits Trading Building from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. The aim of the forum was to address the relationship between employers and Generation Y employees and seek to bridge the gap between them. 71 participants attended the Forum.

11 and 12 December 2014
Practical Workshop on Conveyancing Practice
Organised by the KL Bar Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this workshop was presented by Lee Peck Ha on 11 and 12 December 2014 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 63 participants. The seminar covered "Are Options really crucial and necessary? Why?"; "Why do some transactions end up in the trash?"; "What should you look out for when transacting for your clients?"; "How is it that despite the 'standard' terms and conditions in SPAs, conveyancers still can disagree on certain issues?"; "When does a conflict of interest arise for you to worry about?"; and "How do you safeguard yourself against a complaint being lodged against you in a conveyance?".

14 December 2014
Skytrex Adventure
Jointly organised by the KL Bar Pupils Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee, the event was held on Sunday, 14 December 2014 at Skytrex Adventure Park, Taman Pertanian Malaysia at 8:30 am. 20 members from the Bar including pupils participated in this adventure.

Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy

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