On 26 July 2021 a nationwide strike known as #HartalDoktorKontrak was organised by the Medical Officers in Malaysia. The protest was against the government's contract system in appointing medical officers into the healthcare system. Upon the expiration of a five year contract with the government, there was no guarantee of a permanent position for the medical officer.
In light of this protest, the Malaysian Medical Association reached out to the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee to help prepare a Frequently Asked Questions/Know Your Rights handbook for these medical officers. The handbook prepared was also in collaboration with the Medico Legal Society.
THE KUALA LUMPUR BAR COMMITTEE COVID -19 VACCINE DELIVERY INITIATIVE
Members and Pupils of Kuala Lumpur Bar who registered for the prioritised vaccination delivery initiative from 12 June to 16 July 2021 were called up for their vaccination appointments at MITEC, Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Ideal Convention Centre, Shah Alam (IDCC) and the Bukit Jalil National Stadium between 12 to 15 July 2021 and 2 to 15 August 2021.
Pregnant Members and Pupils who registered were redirected to MITEC for their vaccination in July 2021. In Malacca, Deputy Public Prosecutors were administered their vaccination as part of this initiative in August 2021. Other prioritised vaccination delivery initiatives were also organised for Members and Pupils at various vaccination centres in Johor, Penang, Malacca and Perak.
4 August 2021
YLC NIGHT SCHOOL 4: OPINION WRITING
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this webinar was conducted by Vince Chong and moderated by Kamilia Rozlan. It was held via Zoom from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. We had 144 participants.
5 August 2021
NAVIGATING THE FRANCHISE MAZE: TO DO OR NOT TO DO - THE MUST, DON'TS AND MAYBES
Organised by the Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee, this webinar was conducted by Lee Lin Li and moderated by Lim Yin Faye. It was held via Zoom from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. The webinar covered, amongst others, “An Introduction to Franchise Law”; “Pre-Registration Requirements”; and “Post-Registration Compliance”. We had 171 participants.
9 August 2021
‘UNLOCKING THE LOCKDOWN' WEBINAR #7 | CHALLENGES FACED BY PUPILS DURING THE LOCKDOWN
Organised by the Gender Equality & Diversity Committee, this webinar was held via Zoom/FB Live from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The speakers were Rajsurian Pillai, Kelviin Manuel Pillay and Siti Nabilah and it was moderated by Vilasini Vijandran. Click here to view the video.
13 August 2021
WRITING TO WIN: EFFECTIVE AND PERSUASIVE WRITTEN ADVOCACY
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this webinar was conducted by Cindy Goh, Alan Wong and Yudistra Darma Dorai. It was held via Zoom from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. We had 186 participants.
16 August 2021
PUPILS INTRODUCTION SESSION - DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SESSION
The Pupils Introduction Session in August was held online via Zoom from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Led by Rajsurian Pillai, the session was attended by 68 pupils. The purpose of the Pupils Introduction Session was 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 Amanda Kong Hwei Zhen of Community Advocate For PWDs At The Make It Right Movement (MIRM) and Jasmine Wong, a member of the KLBC Gender Equality & Diversity Committee.
17 August 2021
YLC NIGHT SCHOOL 5: EMPLOYMENT LAW 101
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this webinar was conducted by Foo Siew Li and moderated by Hezelyn Ng. It was held via Zoom from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. We had 111 participants.
19 August 2021
OVERVIEW OF COMPETITION LAW IN MALAYSIA
Organised by the Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee, this webinar was presented by Jane Guan and moderated by Loh Xian Yee. It was held via Zoom from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. We had 147 participants.
23 August 2021
THE BASICS OF CIVIL LITIGATION FOR PUPILS AND YOUNG LAWYERS
Organised by the Pupils Committee, this webinar was conducted by Vivian Kuan Hui Xian and moderated by Daphne Rethual. It was held via Zoom from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. We had 92 participants.
24 August 2021
YLC FINANCIAL SERIES #2: THE FUTURE OF MONEY IN CRYPTOCURRENCY
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this webinar was conducted by Arif Omar Lee and moderated by Abigail Cheah. It was held via Zoom from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. We had 76 participants.
25 August 2021
THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE OF DIGITAL ASSETS OFFERING AND INVESTMENT IN MALAYSIA
Organised by the Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee, this webinar was conducted by Yau Khai Ling and Lau Yuet Sian and moderated by Fatma Aliya binti Ahmed Ramzi. It was held via Zoom from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. The webinar covered, amongst others, “Introduction: Digital assets and its regulatory framework in Malaysia”; “Offering of digital assets in Malaysia via initial exchange offering (IEO)”; “Investment in digital tokens and digital currencies”; and “Overview: General comparison between IEO and other recognised markets in Malaysia”. We had 107 participants.
26 August 2021
FUNDAMENTALS AND PRINCIPLES OF MEDICO-LEGAL DISPUTES FOR PUPILS AND YOUNG LAWYERS
Organised by the Pupils Committee, this webinar was conducted by Tishondra Puspanathan and moderated by Feline Wong May Wee. It was held via Zoom from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. We had 89 participants.
28 August 2021
UNRAVELLING THE LEGAL PROFESSION: EN ROUTE TO PUPILLAGE - JACK OF ALL TRADES OR MASTER OF ONE?
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this webinar was conducted by Justin Ong and Charlaine Adrienne Chin and moderated by Nicole Chew Shern Yi. It was held via Zoom from 10:00am to 12:00pm. We had 219 participants.