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KLBC Activities Report For February 2020

9 February 2020
Charity Visit To Pertubuhan Kebajikan Lao Yin Kah
Co-organised by the Young Lawyers Committee and the University of Hull Alumni Association Malaysia, this Chinese New Year get-together was held at Pertubuhan Kebajikan Lao Yin Kah in Kepong at 10:00 am. RM5,310.75 was collected from Members of the Bar which was allocated towards donation, ang pao and gifts for the residents, as well as  groceries for the home.

11 February 2020
Seminar On Committal Proceedings In Family Matters
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Matt Wong Chong Ee at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The speaker gave an overview of committal proceedings and highlighted common pitfalls to avoid.The seminar was attended by 60 participants.

12 February 2020
Jemputan Menghadiri Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Bagi Kajian Dan Gubalan Akta Pemajuan Komersial (CDA)
At the invitation of the  Ministry Housing & Local Government, Vivek Sukumaran, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee, attended the said FGD which was held at Pulse Grande Hotel, Putrajaya from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

12 February 2020
Meeting With The Director Of The Kuala Lumpur Courts
This meeting between the Civil Practice & Court Liaison Committee (CPCLC) and the Director of the Kuala Lumpur Courts and the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the Kuala Lumpur Court was held at 3:00 pm at Bilik Anggerik, Level 6, Kuala Lumpur Court Complex. CPCLC and the Courts exchanged feedback regarding the administration of the courts and officers and the practice of law. CPCLC was represented at the meeting by its Co-Chairpersons, Harleen Kaur (Leena) and Nizam Bashir and two members, Matt Wong Chong Ee and Syafinaz Vani.

13 February 2020
Seminar On Basic Aviation Law         
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Sarguna Kumaari at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 32 participants and covered, amongst other areas, “Public and Private International Air Law”; “Organisations in Aviation”; “Malaysian Perspective”; and “”Consumer Protection Laws”.

16 February 2020
6th KL Bar Run 2020
The 6th KL Bar Run was successfully held on Sunday, 16 February 2020 at the Lake Gardens. A record breaking of 222 teams with 888 runners participated in the said Run.

KL Bar Run collaborated with Care2Run which sent eight teams to participate in the Run. Care2Run is a sports mentoring programme for youths aged 8-18 years with special focus on children with higher learning needs who come from different social economic backgrounds

The Run was flagged off at 7:00 am by the Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar, Harleen Kaur (Leena).

The results were as follows:

Fastest Team
Champion - Zen Runners 
1st Runner-up - CLO - Mean Machine
2nd Runner-up - Infinate Terror 
3rd Runner-up - Running from the Law 
4th Runner-up - CCA Thunderbolt 
5th Runner-up - Scrambled Legs 
6th Runner-up - The Strangers 
7th Runner-up - Speedy Gonzales 
8th Runner-up - Excelerator 
9th Runner-up - Langgar Lari 

Fastest Female Runner
Champion - Michele Tan Bee Kiang 
1st Runner-up - Lim Yam Poh
2nd Runner-up - Khor Hsu Ann 
3rd Runner-up - Karen Loh 
4th Runner-up -  Joan Goh 
5th Runner-up -  Janet Chai Pei Ying 
6th Runner-up -  Chua Yi En 
7th Runner-up -  Lim Etheng 
8th Runner-up -  Moira Toh 
9th Runner-up -  Jolin Yew Chee It 

Fastest Male Runner
Champion - Devathas Sathianathan 
1st Runner-up - Mohd Dali Mohd Sajuri 
2nd Runner-up - Barry Boey Chee Wai 
3rd Runner-up -  Amer Hamzah Arshad 
4th Runner-up - Koh Zhen Chen Winston 
5th Runner-up -  Mohammad Adzfar Bin Mohammad
6th Runner-up - Yau Yee Ming 
7th Runner-up - Chia Swee Yik 
8th Runner-up - Neo Chi Chyn 
9th Runner-up - Tang Teck King

Fanciest Dressed
Winner - Justfeisty Pirates
1st Runner-up - Langgar Lari
2nd Runner-up - CCA Forrest Bum

Best Team Name
Res Ipsa Liquor

19 and 20 February 2020
2-Day Workshop On Strata Management
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this workshop was conducted by N. Sabrina Atikah, Krishnamoorthy, Lee May Mey, Teo Kui Cheng, Lee Ai Wi, Ng Zhi Ying, Sarguna Kumaari, Christine Toh, Denise Phang and Allen Khor with Lee Peck Ha as coordinator cum trainer. The workshop was held at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and attended by 58 participants.

21 February 2020
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the February’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 21 February 2020. The session, led by Rajsurian Pillai, was attended by 117 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.

21 February 2020
Appreciation Dinner
An Appreciation Dinner was held at Precious Old China @ Central Market on 21 February 2020 for all members and non-members who have selflessly sacrificed their time for the Kuala Lumpur Bar. These members and non-members have contributed by giving lectures, conducting or moderating seminars/workshops, representing the KLBC at hearings of Admissions to the Bar, sitting in Sub-Committees, sponsoring our events and rendering any other form of assistance to the KLBC.

25 February 2020
Seminar On Writing To Win: Effective And Persuasive Written Advocacy
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Brendan Navin Siva at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The speaker spoke on how to approach written work, the general principles of effective written advocacy and the visual and substantive presentation of evidence and arguments.The seminar was attended by 102 participants.

27 February 2020
28th Annual General Meeting
The 28th Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Kuala Lumpur Bar was held at the Auditorium at Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang. The office-bearers of the KLBC for 2020/21 elected at the AGM were: Chairman – Harleen Kaur (Leena); Committee members – Anand Raj, Norliza Rasool Khan, Saravana Kumar, Collin Arvind Andrew, Alvin Oh Seong Yew, Jacky Loi Yap Loong, Vivekananda Sukumaran, Vivian Kuan Hui Xian, Rajsurian Pillai and Surendra Ananth. Shashi Devan Thalmalingam was elected as the KL Bar’s Representative on the Bar Council. It was also confirmed at the AGM that the subscription for the year 2020 was to remain at RM125 per member. A number of issues were also raised by the House which the new Committee would look into.

29 February 2020
Getting Ready For The Bar
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar which main target was law students, was presented by Farez Jinnah and Khaizan Sharizah (Sherrie) at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 26 participants and covered, amongst others, “The relationship between a pupil and a master – An employment or an apprenticeship?”; “The role of the Master and its legal firm”; Brief guidance on the filing of pupillage papers”; “An allowance of remuneration and expenses – expectation vs reality”; “An approach and advisory to Bar Council Ruling 10.09 and workplace issues”; and “Qualified Persons vs Authorised Persons – Agency and Ethics”.