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KLBC Activities Report for August 2015

5 August 2015
Pupils Workshop on Public Interest Litigation
The KLBC Pupils Committee organised a Public Interest Litigation Workshop specifically for pupils on 5 August 2015 focusing primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, "What is public interest litigation (PIL)"; "The role of lawyer in PIL cases"; and "Dealing with PIL cases". 11 pupils attended the Workshop which was conducted by New Sin Yew.


6 August 2015
Pupils Introduction Session
As a monthly tradition organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for August was held on 6 August 2015. The session, attended by 62 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan. The purpose of the session is to introduce pupils to 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 other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. Like previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.



8 August 2015
YLC Charity Night
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee, the 11th consecutive "Charity Night themed Charity Night 2015 and the Beat Goes On!” (CN2015) was held on 8 August 2015 at Pavillion@KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, Bangunan Sulaiman, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin) from 7:00 pm onwards, and featured performances by young lawyers competing to raise the most funds for charity. The money raised this year was in Aid of The KL KRASH PAD, a teen centre located in the capital city’s Chow Kit area to meet the needs and rights of vulnerable and at-risk urban poor teens. The Centre offers teens with alternatives to risky behaviour that may expose them to gangs, violence, crime, substance abuse and the risk of HIV infection.



12 August 2015
PDC-AWL Series: Workshop on Capacity Building for Lawyers to Work with Victims of Human Trafficking
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC) in collaboration with the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), this seminar was presented by Anderson Selvasegaram and Tharini Cecil of Suka Society, Daniel Lo of the PM's Department and Goh Siu Lin, on 12 August 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The workshop highlighted interviewing techniques and possible challenges faced when interviewing victims of human trafficking. The workshop was attended by 23 participants.



18 August 2015
Public Forum: Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 (Revival of ISA?); and Amendments to Sedition Act 1948
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC) in collaboration with the Malaysian Bar, this forum was presented by Edmund Bon Tai Son, Syahredzan Johan and Firdaus Husni on 18 August 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The forum was moderated by Ravin Singh, Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee and was attended by 50 participants.




19 August 2015
PDC Seminar on Shareholders Remedies: How to Slay a Dragon
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lee Shih on 19 August 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The seminar was attended by 43 participants. The seminar covered the following topics, "The Corporate Litigator’s Toolkit"; "Foss v Harbottle: The two-headed dragon"; "The WMDs: Winding-up, Minority Oppression and Derivative Action"; "Holding the Fort: Interim Remedies"; "Arbitration and Shareholder Disputes"; and "Case studies: 50/50 Split, The Good Wives, 24 and the Tale of Lazarus".



26 August 2015
PDC-AWL Series: Seminar on CEDAW Jurisprudence
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC) in collaboration with the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), this seminar was presented by Shanthi Dairiam on 26 August 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm with 48 participants. Ms Dairiam discussed law and policy measures currently in place at the domestic level and the conflicts women faced arising in the private/public spheres. Participants were provided with an overview of the obligations of the State under CEDAW and emerging CEDAW jurisprudence emerging from the cases brought by women under its Optional Protocol.



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