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Monday, 22 October 2018

KLBC Activities Report for September 2018

4 September 2018 
Seminar on Updates to the Companies Act 2016 
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Wong Tat Chung at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 62 participants. The seminar covered the Companies Act 2016: The after effects and the relevant subsidiary legislation.



5 September 2018 
Seminar on An Introduction to Construction Law  
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Choon Hon Leng at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 42 participants and covered, amongst others, "The Players"; "The Structure"; "The Jargons and the Law"; "Preparing a Construction Contract"; "Resolving Construction Disputes"; and "The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012".



7 September 2018
A Day in the Life of… Series: An Industrial Relations and Employment Law Practitioner 
This is a new series introduced by the Professional Development Committee for members of the Bar and pupils to get up-close with senior law practitioners in different areas of practice and have all their queries answered on everything they wanted to know about the respective area of practice. This first session in the Series was conducted by Muhendaran Suppiah at the KL Bar Executive Meeting Room from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. It was attended by 20 participants.



8 September 2018
Workshop on Smart with Money, Smart with Life
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this workshop, held at the KL Bar Auditorium from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, was presented by Aaron Tang, a Financial Blogger @ mr-stingy.com and Suraya Zainudin, a Communications Consultant and Blogger @ RinggitOhRinggit.com. The workshop was attended by 23 participants.



12 September 2018
Seminar on An Introduction to Motor Insurance Personal Injury Claims
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Ravin Singh at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 28 participants and covered, amongst others, "Pleadings”; “Making a Claim”; “Defending”; “Do’s & Don’ts”; and “Using the Compendium”.



18 September 2018
Feedback Counter at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex 
The Civil Practice and Court Liaison Committee (“CPCLC”) ran a second feedback counter at the Cafeteria, Level B1, Kuala Lumpur Court Complex from 9:30 am to 11:30 am to receive feedback and complaints from members of the Bar and pupils pertaining to the Kuala Lumpur Courts. This time, the CPCLC received 29 feedback forms.

19 September 2018 
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the September’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 19 September 2018. The session, attended by 99 pupils, was led by Foong Cheng Leong. 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. The other executive committee members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions.

Also included in the Pupils Introduction Session was a session on “Diversity & Inclusion” which experimental module was launched in the December 2017 Pupils Introduction Session. The session was conducted by Goh Siu Lin.



20 September 2018 
An Afternoon with Clare Rewcastle Brown: Journalism and Press Freedom 
The Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee was privileged to have Clare Rewcastle Brown, author of The Sarawak Report, share an afternoon with members of the Bar and pupils talking about journalism and press freedom. 35 people attended this event.



21 September 2018
A Day in the Life of… Series: A Criminal Law Practitioner
Organised by the Criminal Law Practice Committee, this second session in the Series was conducted by Amrit Pal Singh at the KL Bar Executive Meeting Room from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. It was attended by 8 participants.


25 September 2018 
A Day in the Life of… Series: Sports Law Practitioners
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this third session in the Series was conducted by Richard Wee and Lesley Lim at the KL Bar Executive Meeting Room from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. It was attended by 9 participants.



26 September 2018 
A Day in the Life of… Series: Accounting and Finance for Law Practitioners
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this fourth session in the series was conducted by Lim Kien Chai at the KL Bar Executive Meeting Room from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. It was attended by 24 participants.



29 September 2018
Town Hall Meeting on Revamp to the Legal Profession Act 1976
The Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee organised a Town Hall Meeting at the KL Bar Auditorium for members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar to provide their feedback regarding provisions that, in their view, should be amended in, or added to, the proposed revamped Legal Profession Act. The Town Hall Meeting was chaired by Karen Cheah, Chairperson of the Bar Council Ad Hoc Committee for the Amendments to the Legal Profession Act and Member of the Bar Council Committee to Reform the Legal Sector.


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