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KLBC Activities Report For November And December 2020

3 November 2020
Pupils Introduction Session
The Pupils Introduction Session in November was held online via Zoom. Led by Rajsurian Pillai, the session was attended by 62 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. 

Also included in the said 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 Robyn Choi - former HAKAM Secretary-General and Jasmine Wong Kah Man, a member of the KLBC Gender Equality and Diversity Committee.


4 November 2020
Interviewing Clients For Matrimonial Proceedings
Organised by the Practice Reform Committee, this webinar was presented by Honey Tan, Tay Kit Hoo and Tan Jie Xin and moderated by Kee Hui Yee. It was held via Facebook Live from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Click here to watch the video.


4 November 2020
Race, Ethnicity And Religion
Organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee, this webinar was presented by Firdaus Husni, Nathaniel Tan and moderated by Thulasy Suppiah. It was streamed live via the GEDC Facebook page from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Click here to watch the video.


11 November 2020
Q&A Session On Recent Tax & Customs Cases
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this interactive webinar was conducted by S. Saravana Kumar. It was held via Zoom Meeting from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We had 24 participants.


20 November 2020
101 Adjudication Law And Practice
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this webinar was conducted by Dato’ Shamesh Jeevaretnam. It was held via Zoom from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We had 52 participants.


24 November 2020
Committal In Family Proceedings
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this webinar was conducted by Matt Wong. It was held via Zoom from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We had 66 participants.


28-29 November 2020
KL Bar E-Moot Court Competition
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, the competition was held via Zoom. 22 teams signed up for the competition but due to various reasons, only 19 teams participated and they were from HELP University, International Islamic University Malaysia, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, SEGi College Sarawak, University of Sultan Zainal Abidin, University Utara Malaysia, University Malaya, Cardiff University, Brickfields Asia College, Taylors University, Multimedia University, Universiti Teknologi Mara and Queen's University Belfast. 
The following members of the Judiciary participated as judges of the competition: 
YA Dato' Mary Lim Thiam Suan
YA Dato' Abu Bakar bin Jais
YA Datuk Ravinthran a/l Paramaguru
YA Dato’ Sri Mariana binti Haji Yahya
YA Dato’ Sri Tun Abd. Majid bin Tun Hamzah
Datin Setia Nursinah binti Adzmi
Puan Azian binti Othman
Tuan Mohd Azhar bin Othman
Puan Mabel Sheela a/p Muttiah
Puan Elesabet Paya Wan
Tuan Mohd Ghazali bin Mohd Taib
Dato’ Nuaman bin Mahmud Zuhudi
Tuan Mazdi bin Abdul Hamid
Puan Siti Noraida binti Sulaiman
Tuan Shamsuddin bin Abdullah
Tuan Zulqarnain bin Hassan
Datin Sabariah binti Othman
Puan Nik Nasimah binti Nik Mohamad
Puan Norhazani binti Hamzah
Puan Syafeera binti Mohd Said
Puan Norma binti Ismail
Puan Rajeswari a/p Kannakiah
Puan Fazillah Begum binti Abdul Ghani
Tuan Mohd Azhar bin Othman
Puan Wan Azimah binti Yaacob
Tuan Hasbullah Bin Adam
Puan Norita binti Mohd Ardani

Dato' Varghese George, a retired Judge, also judged the competition with the following members of the Bar:
Delphine Ranee Dawson
Christina Chan Chui Peng
Aaron Mathews
Vivek Sukumaran
Jasvinder Singh a/l Surinder Singh
Honey Tan Lay Ean
Ng Sai Yeang
Vatsala Ratnasabapathy
M. Visvanathan
Nizam Bashir
Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Dato James Chow Kok Leong
Puteri Shehnaz
Harleen Kaur (Leena)
Lavinia Kumaraendran
Choo Dee Wei
Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam
Karen Ng Gek Suan
Nicholas Ooi Boon Seng
S. Saravana Kumar
Daniel J Albert
Khaizan Sharizad
Jamie Wong Siew Min
Vince Chong Khin Young
Alliff Benjamin Suhaimi
Collin Arvind Andrew
Alvin Oh Seong Yew
Charlaine Adrianne Chin
Jacky Loi Yap Loong
Gregory Vinesh Das
Cassandra Lee Ying Ying
Natalie Ooi Wan Qing
Kwong Chiew Ee
Rajsurian Pillai
Marlysa Razak, 
Aravind Kumarr
Vinu Kamalananthan
Suaran Singh A/L Himat Singh
Magita Hari Mogan
Ong Yu Jian
Sarah Yong Li Hsien
Larissa Ann
Terence Loh
Tan Shang Neng
Suganthi Singham 

The following firms sponsored the competition:

George Varughese (Platinum)
Aaron Mathews (Platinum)
Asyraf, Vivek & Wee (Silver)
Daniel & Wong (Silver) 

The results of the competition were as follows:
Champion - Team 2010 from University Malaya
Runner-Up - Team 2018 from Multimedia University
Best Oralist - Chin Kah Fui from Team 2010
Best Team Written Submissions - Team 2015 from Brickfields Asia College. 
Photos of the Competition can be viewed here. The opening Ceremony and the Finals were streamed live on the KLBCYLC Facebook page. Click here to watch the videos.


1 to 3 December 2020
Practical Workshop on Basic Conveyancing Practice
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this workshop was held on 1 to 3 December 2020 via Zoom. The sessions on 1 December 2020 were presented by Dennis Teoh and R.Yogeswari and moderated by Lim Yin Faye. The sessions on 2 December 2020 were presented by Donny Kwa Soo Chuan, Chong Wai Kuan and Susan Joseph and moderated by Sathish Ramachandran. The sessions on 3 December 2020 were presented by Nahzatul Ain and Susan Joseph and moderated by Sathish Ramachandran. We had 70 participants.

9 December 2020
Written Submissions
Organised by the Civil Practice and Court Liaison Committee, this webinar was presented by Datuk Dr Prasad Sandosham Abraham, a retired Federal Court Judge, and GK Ganesan, a senior member of the Kuala Lumpur Bar. The webinar was held via Zoom from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. We had 290 participants.

10 December 2020
Corporate Law For Pupils And Young Lawyers
Organised by the Pupils Committee, this webinar was presented Sheba Gumis and moderated by Muqriz Mustaffa Kamal. The webinar was held via Zoom from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We had 99 participants.


11 December 2020
The 2021 Budget 
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this webinar was conducted by Renganathan Kannan. It was streamed live via the KLBCYLC Facebook page from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. Click here to watch the video.


14 December 2020
Q&A Session On Divorce
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this interactive webinar was conducted by Matt Wong. It was held via Zoom Meeting from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We had 27 participants.


15 December 2020
Q&A Session On Trademarks Act 2019: Key Changes You Need To Know
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this interactive webinar was conducted by Cindy Goh. It was held via Zoom Meeting from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We had 37 participants.


16 December 2020
Pupils Introduction Session
The Pupils Introduction Session in December was held online via Zoom. Led by Rajsurian Pillai, the session was attended by 75 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. 

Also included in the said 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 Vizla Kumaresan, a Clinical Psychologist who spoke on mental health and Thulasy Suppiah, a member of the KLBC Gender Equality and Diversity Committee.



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