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KLBC Activities Report for October 2018

2 October 2018
Seminar on Legal Due Diligence: The Necessary Evil of Merger and Acquisition Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Addy Herg at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 94 participants and covered, amongst others, "Purpose of Legal Due Diligence"; "Understanding the objectives"; "The various aspects of legal due diligence investigations"; "Connecting the dots"; "Legal analysis and legal opinion"; "The applicable law and legal documents"; "Risk management and documentation"; "Accomplishing the objective"; and "Updates and improvement".


4 October 2018
Seminar on Understanding the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Report 
Organised by the Criminal Law Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Amidon Anan, former Bukit Aman Forensic Laboratory’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit Chief, at the KL Bar Executive Meeting Room from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 16 lucky participants had the privilege of getting up close and personal with the expert.


9 October 2018
Seminar on Aggravated Damages in Medical Negligence Report 
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Raja Eileen Soraya and Charlaine Adrianne Chin at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 21 participants.


12 October 2018
Seminar on Insolvency Act 1967 | Revamping the Bankruptcy Act 1967
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Trevor Jason Mark Padasian at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 61 participants and covered, amongst others, "Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2016 – Insolvency Act 1967"; "Government’s Objectives"; "Subordinate Legislation – Insolvency Rules 2017 and Insolvency (Voluntary Arrangement) 2017"; "Minimum Threshold Increase (RM30,000 to RM50,000)"; "Single Order Bankruptcy"; "Voluntary Arrangement"; "Substituted Service"; "Social Guarantors and Other Guarantors"; "Prohibited Objections to Discharge of Bankrupt"; "Automatic Discharge of Bankrupt"; and "Effective Dates of the Amendments".


12 October 2018
Charity Night
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, the 14th consecutive Charity Night was held on 12 October 2018 at Slate @ the Row from 7:00 pm onwards, and featured performances by young lawyers competing to raise the most funds for charity. Monies raised this year was in aid of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Malaysia (CLAPAM). CLAPAM is a non-profit, non-government organisation and a support group consisting of volunteers from parents with children born with cleft lip and/or palate, adults with cleft lip and/or palate and healthcare professionals who manage such individuals. First established in 1992 and officially registered with the Registrar of Societies (R.O.S.) in 1993, CLAPAM provides various support services including counselling, information on feeding and care of cleft babies, and hospital/house visits. CLAPAM also functions as a link between its members and medical professionals.


15 October 2018
Seminar on Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA)
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Dr. Nadarajah at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 24 participants and covered, amongst others, "An Overview of CIPAA"; "Breach of Natural Justice (under CIPAA)"; and "Excess of Jurisdiction (under CIPAA)".


15 October 2018
Forum on Reaching Beyond Boundaries: Transcending Disability
Organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee, this forum was presented by Datuk Dr Amar-Singh HSS, Sangeet Kaur Deo and James Low Hong Ping and moderated by Amanda Kong Hwei Zhen. The forum was held at the Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 20 participants.



16 October 2018
Seminar on Islamic Banking
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Dr. Syed Adam AlHabshi at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was well received with 42 participants and covered, amongst others, “The Philosophical Foundations of Islamic Finance”; “Basic Prohibitions in Islam related to Islamic Finance”; and “Ethics in Islamic Financial Services”.


17 October 2018
Conveyancing Workshop for Pupils
Organised by the Pupils Committee specifically for pupils, the Conveyancing Workshop held on 17 October 2018 focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, "Overview of the Conveyancing Process"; "Essential clauses found in a Sale & Purchase Agreement"; "How to fill up the relevant NLC Forms"; and "Practical Pointers for the conveyancing lawyer". 43 pupils attended the workshop which was conducted by Michael Leow Yon Meng.

19 October 2018
Seminar on Child Rights Civil Perspective Family/Inheritance and the Importance of Will Writing for Child Beneficiaries
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Kasthuri Krishnan at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 21 participants and covered, amongst others, "Civil Rights of Children"; "Convention on the Rights of the Child"; "Voice of the Child in Court"; "Consequences of divorce/matrimonial/custody"; "What is the best interests of the child"; "When is it inappropriate to consider the child's view"; "Resolving and mediating matrimonial disputes involving children"; "Inheritance and Minors"; "Preparing a will with minor beneficiaries and the Wills Act"; "Pitfalls to avoid in drafting Wills"; "Relevant Statutes to fill lacunas in the Wills Act"; and "Guardianship and Trust".


20 October 2018
Seminar on Business Development For Lawyers: Building Your Career Beyond Legal Skills
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Lee Shih and Foong Cheng Leong at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 43 participants.

20 October 2018
27th Sports Carnival KL Bar vs Royal Selangor Club (RSC)
            KL Bar played host in this year’s Series which was held on 20 October 2018 with darts and badminton being played earlier on 26 September and 17 October 2018 respectively. KL Bar emerged the Overall Champion taking home the coveted YA Tan Sri Dato’ Harun Hashim Challenge Trophy. The results were as follows:

Sport
Won by
Darts
RSC
Badminton
KL Bar
Hockey
KL Bar
Pool
KL Bar
Cricket
RSC
Squash
RSC
Football
KL Bar
Boat Race
KL Bar

24 October 2018
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the October’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 24 October 2018. The session, attended by 99 pupils, was led by Alvin Oh. 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 Nisha Ayub and Goh Siu Lin.

27 October 2018
Seminar on Cloud syncing/backup practices in law firms
Organised by the Information Technology and Publications Committee, this seminar was presented by Louis Gan Keat Hooi and Shanthi Kandiah at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 22 participants.

30 October 2018
Seminar on Construction Law: Letters of Intent
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Dr. Teng Kam Wah at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 37 participants and aimed at spotlighting some of the complexities and intricacies of Letters of Intent. 


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