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KLBC Activities Report for January 2015

9 January 2015
YLC Seminar on An Introduction to Employment Law
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Vinu Kamalananthan on 9 January 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:15 pm. The seminar was attended by 33 participants.

13 January 2015
PDC Seminar on Accounting and Finance for Lawyers (Part 1)
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 13 January 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 81 participants. The seminar covered, "Roles of Accounting in the Legal Profession"; "Law and Accounting"; "Financial Accounting"; and "Management Accounting".

14 January 2015
PDC Seminar on Termination for Convenience Clause in Construction Contracts: A Matter of Good Faith?
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Dr. Cheong May Fong on 14 January 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 66 participants.

15 January 2015
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the pupils introduction session for January was held on 15 January 2015. The session, attended by 85 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.

16 January 2015
YLC Seminar on Understanding GST
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Dr. Arjunan Subramaniam on 16 January 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 152 participants. The seminar covered, "Introduction"; "Registration"; "Taxable Periods"; "Scope of GST"; "Input Tax – Meaning"; "Output Tax – Meaning"; "Operation of GST"; "Fees"; "Deposits"; "Clients Money on Deposit for Earning Interest"; "Costs"; "Reimbursements"; "Disbursements"; "Selling a Law Firm as a Going Concern – Section 68"; "Credit Note / Debit Note"; and "Out of Court Settlements".

20 January 2015
PDC Seminar on Accounting and Finance for Lawyers (Part 2)
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 13 January 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 84 participants. The seminar covered, "The Differences between Turnover, Gross Profit, Net Profit, Retained Earnings, Profit & Cash and Concept of Liquidity"; "Working Capital"; “Financial Management"; "Accounting, Auditing and Fraud"; and "Investigation and Forensic".


23 January 2015
Meeting with the Managing Judges of the Kuala Lumpur High Court
This Meeting was by invitation from the Managing Judges and was held at 3:00 pm at the Bilik Gerakan Khas, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. The KLBC was represented by H.R. Dipendra, Goh Siu Lin, Jacky Loi Yap Loong, Shashi Devan Thalmalingam, Lim Chi Chau, Foong Cheng Leong and Civil Practice Committee member, Ajeet Kaur and the Judiciary was respresented by Managing Judges Y.A. Tan Sri Hasan bin Lah, Y.A. Dato’ Azahar bin Mohamed and Y.A. Datuk Zaharah binti Ibrahim and Puan Al Baishah binti Haji Abd Manan, Tuan Che Wan Zaidi bin Che Wan Ibrahim, Tuan Mohd Khairi bin Haron, Puan Hilmiah bt Yusof, Puan Nor Rajiah bt Mat Zin and Puan Nor Aini binti Yusof. Amongst the issues raised at the meeting were hasty disposal of cases, written submissions, general lack of appreciation of subject matter and understanding of the law, fixing of trial/hearing dates, e-Filing, hearing of remand applications by Registrars of the Lower Courts, conduct of court staff at the RKKK Petition Registry, mediation, transcribing and the Criminal Courts.


25 January 2015
KL Bar Run
Organised by the KLBC Sports & Recreation Committee, the event was held on Sunday, 25 January 2015 at Lake Gardens at 6:45 am. 58 teams comprising members of the Bar and pupils participated in this run. The inaugural KL Bar Run was a huge success and everybody had a great time competing. Click here to read the report and here to view the photos. 

27 January 2015
PDC/AWL Series of Seminars on Legal Case Management Support for Victims of Human Trafficking
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee in collaboration with the Association of Women Lawyers, this seminar was presented by Daniel Lo on 27 January 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 51 participants.


30 January 2015
Reference Proceedings
A Reference in respect and memory of 10 departed members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar was held at the Technology Court on Friday, 30 January 2015 at 9:00 am. The Reference was presided by Y.A. Dato' Asmabi Binti Mohamad. The departed members were Suraeisan ST Mani, Chong Kim Weng, Ngan Siong Hing, Thomas Mariasoosay, Karpal Singh s/o Ram Singh, Sharifah Zubaidah Bt Wan Yep Mohdzar, Cheah Kam Chiew, Ganesa Kumar Sinnadurai, Rosli Bin Abu Zarim and Abu Bakar Bin Abdullah. Click here to peruse the Memoriam Booklet.

Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy

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