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KLBC Activities Report For January 2020

8 January 2020
Corporate Workshop For Pupils
The Pupils Committee organised a Corporate Workshop specifically for pupils on 8 January 2020 focusing primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, "Overview: Negotiation, Due Diligence and Drafting Process"; "Commercial Considerations"; "Practical Pointers including Common Mistakes when Drafting"; "Salient Clauses including Consideration, Conditions Precedent, Completion, etc"; "Covenants and Warranties by both Vendors and Purchasers"; "Boiler Plate Clauses"; and "Remedies for Breach of Contract". 100 pupils attended the Workshop which was conducted by Sheba Gumis.

11 January 2020
Kopi, Kuih & Kaunsel | Navigating The Waves Of Practice
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this event aimed to give young members of the Bar an opportunity to get up-close with the speakers in a casual setting. Held at Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock @ Publika from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, the event was attended by 22 participants and graced by four speakers namely Honey Tan, Dato’ Kevin Joshua, Kenneth Wong and Vinu Kamalananthan.

15 January 2020
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the January’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 15 January 2020. The session, led by Alvin Oh, was attended by 97 pupils. The purpose of the Pupils Introduction 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 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 aim was to educate and create awareness among the pupils on, inter alia, issues related to gender sensitisation, sexual harassment and unconscious bias. The session was conducted by Dr Colin Nicholas of Center for Orang Asli Concerns and Goh Siu Lin.

17 and 18 January 2020
19th Kuala Lumpur-Selangor Bar Games 2020
The 19th Kuala Lumpur-Selangor Bar Games was held on 17 and 18 January 2020
and hosted by the Kuala Lumpur Bar. Most of the sports were played at University
Malaya Sports Facilities. Certain sports were played at Pyramid Bowl, Sunway
Pyramid, Taylors International School Court, Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club,
Nilai and Forum 19, Petaling Jaya. This year, additional friendly (non-competitive)
sports were played namely Bowling, Ladies 3v3 Basketball and Table-tennis.

Selangor Bar beat the Kuala Lumpur Bar 5-3 winning at golf, badminton, men’s
futsal, ladies futsal, and soccer to become the overall champion lifting the Lall
Singh Muker Challenge Trophy. Kuala Lumpur Bar won netball, volleyball and
men’s basketball. The post-games dinner and prize-giving ceremony was held on
the same evening of 18 January 2020 at the Poolside, Royal Selangor Club, Bukit
Kiara Annexe.

Competitive Sports

Selangor Bar
Selangor Bar
Men’s Futsal
Selangor Bar
Ladies Futsal
Selangor Bar
Selangor Bar
Kuala Lumpur Bar
Men’s basketball
Kuala Lumpur Bar
Kuala Lumpur Bar

Non-Competitive Sports

Kuala Lumpur Bar
Ladies Basketbal
Kuala Lumpur Bar
Kuala Lumpur Bar

18 January 2020
Cheque Presentation To ILTC (Proceeds From Charity Night 2019)
Proceeds from the 15th Charity Night organised by the Young Lawyers Committee (YLC) on 4 October 2019 amounting to RM61,868.80 was presented to the representatives of Independent Living & Training Centre Malaysia (ILTC) at their premises in Rawang on 18 January 2020 by the YLC Chairperson and a few YLC members.

21 January 2020
Seminar On The 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 45 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".

22 January 2020
Seminar On Recent Perspectives On The Law Of Derivative Action In Malaysia: Derivative Action, Deadlock & The Wrongdoer Control Conundrum
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Ainul Azam bin Ahmad Khamal at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 27 participants.