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Friday, 21 October 2016

KLBC Activities Report for September 2016

3 September 2016
KL Bar Bowling Tournament 2016
This Tournament was held at Sunway Megalanes, Sunway Pyramid on 3 September 2016. A total of 14 teams participated in the event and the winners were as follows:

Overall Champion: King Pins
1st Runner Up: Sunshine Girlz
2nd Runner Up: Chooi & Company A

Best Male Player
Azmi Jamaluddin (King Pins)

Best Female Player
Wong Li Wei (Mohanadass Partnership)

Best Firm Team
Chooi & Company A

8 September 2016
Pupils Introduction Session
As a monthly tradition organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for September was held on 8 September 2016. The session, attended by 65 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan and Dinesh Muthal. 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.

9 September 2016
KL Bar Social Get-Together
The first edition of the KL Bar Social Get-Together for the term 2016/17 was held on 9 September 2016 at Movida @ Changkat Bukit Bintang. Organised by the Social, Arts & Recreation Committee, the event attracted about 30 members of the Bar and pupils-in-chambers. 

10 September 2016
25th Sports Carnival – KL Bar vs RSC
The Kuala Lumpur Bar hosted the 25th Annual “Sports Carnival” between the Kuala Lumpur Bar (KL Bar) and Royal Selangor Club (RSC) for the YA Tan Sri Dato’ Harun Hashim Challenge Trophy. All games were played on 9 and 10 September 2016. The prize-giving dinner was held on 10 September 2016 which was well attended by all participants. The Series ended in a 4-4 tie and KL Bar and RSC were declared as joint winners.
The results of the games played were as follows:

KL Bar
KL Bar
KL Bar Ladies Football v RSC Juniors (Friendly)
Boat Race
KL Bar

10 September 2016
YLC Visit to PAWS
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), the visit to PAWS Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was held on 10 September 2016. Members of the Bar not only spent time with the animals at the shelter, they also helped to bathe and walk the dogs and clean the shelter area. Generous donors had also come forward to donate various items that were in PAWS’s wishlist such as pet food, parasite removal products, laundry detergent, rubbish bags, etc. All the items were handed to PAWS during the visit.

 27 September 2016
PDC Seminar on The Law of Joint Ventures
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 27 September 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 79 participants. The main objective of the seminar was to share with the participants, in a practical context, the variety of different legal arrangements within which entrepreneurs describe or hold them out as being in a “joint venture”.

28 September 2016
YLC Seminar on Client Management
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this seminar was presented by Jamie Wong on 28 September 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 13 participants. The seminar covered the following topics: "Knowing Your Clients"; "Getting Ahead Of Them"; "Promoting Strategic Thinking"; "Developing Essential Soft Skills"; and "Forging Long-Term Professional Relationship".

28 September 2016
Public Forum on Proposed LPA Amendments: Serious Threat to the Independence of the Malaysian Bar
Organised by the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee in collaboration with the Bar Council, this forum was held on 28 September 2016 at the Auditorium Tan Sri Dato’ KR Soma, Wisma Tun Sambanthan from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The panellists for the forum were Steven Thiru, Lim Chee Wee and Mohd Hishamudin Bin Md Yunus and it was moderated by Khaizan Sharizad Ab Razak. The forum was attended by 77 participants.

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