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Friday, 13 March 2015

KLBC Activities Report for February 2015

5 February 2015
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the pupils introduction session for February was held on 5 February 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. As tradition goes, the session also gives an opportunity 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 February 2015
YLC Seminar on Advocacy for Young Lawyers
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Brendan Navin Siva on 6 February 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 102 participants. 


10 February 2015

FREE PDC Talk on the Future of the Legal Practice
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Abdul Kadir Kassim and Syed Naqiz Shahabuddin on 10 February 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 52 participants.


12 February 2015

Annual General Meeting of the Kuala Lumpur Bar
The 23rd Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Kuala Lumpur Bar scheduled for 2:00 pm kicked off with a short briefing on the GST: An Overview for Law Firms by Anand Raj. The office-bearers of the KLBC for 2015/16 elected at the AGM were: Chairman – Ravin Singh; Committee members - Goh Siu Lin, Harleen Kaur (Leena), Vinu Kamalananthan, Foong Cheng Leong, Choo Dee Wei, Lim Chi Chau, Siti Munirah Maarof, Alwin Rajasurya, Alex Anton Netto and Shashi Devan Thalmalingam. Jeremiah R. Gurusamy was elected as the KL Bar’s Representative to the Bar Council.

 

13 February 2015
FREE PDC/AWL Seminar on UPR: Promoting, Protecting and Fulfilling Human Rights in Malaysia
Jointly organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), this seminar was presented by Honey Tan Lay Ean on 13 February 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 32 participants.


17 February 2015
PDC Seminar on Drafting Commercial Contracts
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy on 17 February 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 69 participants. The seminar covered, "Dealing with Compliance &   Regulatory issues"; "Scoping the Transaction"; "Drafting Techniques"; "Understanding Key Provisions"; "Boiler Plate Clauses"; and "Common Mistakes & Pitfalls".  

Edited by Munirah Maarof

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