3-15 February 2023
LAC Pupil’s Midterm Review Batch 112/2022
Organised by the Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (Kuala Lumpur) ("LAC KL"), the Mid Term Review (“MTR”) for Batch 112/2022 was conducted by the respective project heads.
Pupils are given the opportunity to raise issues and express suggestions to improve the programs for the next 7 weeks. The MTR for these programs was conducted physically. Representatives from the respective NGO partners also participated in the MTR to give their feedback.
8 February 2023
Pupils Introduction and Diversity & Inclusion Session
The February Pupils Introduction Session was held on 8 February 2023 via Zoom from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Led by Weera Premananda, the session was attended by 78 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, 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.
A session on "Diversity & Inclusion: Unconscious Bias" was also included in the aforementioned Pupils Introduction Session. The aim of this segment is to educate and create awareness about how our unconscious bias(es) and innate prejudices lead to poor judgment and poor decision-making, which in turn result in unintentional discrimination and overall poor "diversity & inclusivity" practices in our workplaces. The session was conducted by Thulasy Suppiah, Chairperson of the Gender Equality & Diversity Committee.
9 February 2023
How To Read A DNA Report: A Practical Exercise For Criminal Trials
Organised by the Criminal Law Practice Committee, this seminar was conducted by Shamsul Sulaiman at the Kuala Lumpur Bar Auditorium from 2:00pm to 5:15pm. The seminar was attended by 21 participants.
10 February 2023
Organised by the Civil Practice & Court Liaison Committee, this webinar was presented by YA Dato' Mary Lim Thiam Suan, YA Dato' Collin Lawrence Sequerah, and YA Tuan Anand Ponnudurai and moderated by Nimalan Devaraja. It was held via Zoom from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We had 426 participants.
13 February 2023
Distressed Companies: To Rescue Or Liquidate – What Is The Best Option For Creditors And Contributories
Organised by the Civil Practice & Court Liaison Committee, this webinar was presented by Surendran Sathya Seelan, Rabindra S. Nathan, and Eddie Goh and moderated by Ng Sai Yeang. It was held via Zoom from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We had 150 participants.
16 February 2023
Judicial Review Proceedings
Organised by the Civil Practice & Court Liaison Committee, this webinar was presented by YA Datuk Noorin binti Badaruddin, Dato' Ambiga Sreenevasan, and Dato’ Dr. Gurdial Singh Nijar and moderated by Shanmuga Kanesalingam. It was held via Zoom from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We had 114 participants.
17 February 2023
An Appreciation Dinner was held on 17 February 2023 at Precious Old China Cafe at Central Market, for all members and non-members of the Bar who have selflessly sacrificed their time for the Kuala Lumpur Bar. These volunteers have contributed by giving lectures, conducting or moderating seminars/workshops, representing the KLBC at hearings of Admissions to the Bar, sitting in sub-committees and rendering any other form of assistance to the KLBC.
22 February 2023
Pupils Admission To The Bar Briefing
The Pupils Admission to the Bar Briefing in February was held on 22 February 2023 via Zoom from 11:00am to 12:20pm. The briefing was led by Weera Premananda, and 140 pupils attended.
22 February 2023
LAC KL Pupils Orientation Batch 113
Organised by the Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (Kuala Lumpur) ("LAC KL"). The orientation for Batch 113/2023 was conducted by Joachim Xavier and Kenneth Koh on 22 February 2023 from 9:00am to 5:30pm at the Bar Council Auditorium. 246 pupils attended the orientation.
23 February 2023
31st Annual General Meeting Of The Kuala Lumpur Bar
This year’s Annual General Meeting was held at the Auditorium at Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang. 227 members attended the said AGM. The Office-Bearers of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee for 2023/24 elected at the AGM were: Chairman – Alvin Oh Seong Yew; Committee members – S. Saravana Kumar, Nimalan Devaraja, Terrence Lee Rohui, Alden Yeoh Shuen Chun, Thulasy Suppiah, Rajsurian Pillai, Tan Hui Wen, Shugan Raman, Weera Premananda and Tay Kit Hoo. Vivekananda Sukumaran 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 2023 was to remain at RM125.00 per member.
24 February 2023
Sexual Consent And Shifting The Burden
Organised by the Gender Equality & Diversity Committee, this webinar was conducted by Thulasy Suppiah, June Low, and Dr. Ng May and moderated by Vilasini Vijandran. It was held via Zoom from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We had 307 participants.