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KLBC Activities Report for June 2017

6 June 2017
Seminar for Lawyers on Managing Office & Clients’ Accounts
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 49 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "Accounting of Legal Firm"; “Effective Supervision of Accounting Staff and Staff dealing with monies"; "System of Internal Control, as Check and Balance"; "Pitfalls to Avoid"; "Revenue and Expenses and its Taxability”; and “Expenses & its “Allow-Ability”.



7 June 2017
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the June’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 7 June 2017. The session, attended by 83 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan and Alvin Oh. The purpose of the 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 executive committee members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. As in previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.



13 June 2017
Potluck Buka Puasa with the Homeless at SEED
Jointly organised by the Recreation, Social & Culture Committee and Pertubuhan Pembangunan Kebajikan dan Persekitaran Positif Malaysia (SEED), this potluck breaking of fast event with the homeless, people living and affected with HIV and transgender was held on 13 Jun 2017 at SEED office in Jalan Tiong Nam, Kuala Lumpur.

14 June 2017
Seminar on Tort of Malicious Proceedings in Civil Proceedings
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Kalai Sivanadian at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 15 participants.



15 June 2017
Seminar on Preparation for a Murder Trial
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar, with the purpose of providing a good understanding of the steps taken to prepare for a murder trial, was presented by T.Vijayandran at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 28 participants.


16 June 2017
(Repeat) Seminar on Updates to the Companies Act
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Wong Tat Chung at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 111 participants. The seminar covered the Companies Act 2016: The after effects and the relevant subsidiary legislation.



16 June 2017
Seminar on Adopted but Stateless – Our Invisible Children
Organised by the Professional Development Committee in collaboration with the Association of Women Lawyers, this seminar was presented by Goh Siu Lin and Raymond Mah at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 55 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "The Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989"; "Adoption (Amendment) Act 2000"; "Section 25A of the Adoption Act 1952"; "Citizenship by Operation of Law?"; "Article 14 & Schedule II of the Federal Constitution"; and "Article 15A of the Federal Constitution".



18 June 2017
Buka Puasa with Rohingya and Myanmar Muslim Refugees at Humanitarian Aid Selangor (formerly known as MyWelfare Centre)
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee (“YLC”), this Buka Puasa event with 500 Rohingya and Myanmar Muslim refugees was held on 18 June 2017 at Humanitarian Aid Selangor (formerly known as MyWelfare Centre), 14 Jalan 4, Selayang Baru, (Pasar Borong Selayang Lama) 68100 Batu Caves. YLC managed to raise RM2,710 in sponsorship for the event.



19 June 2017
Seminar on Limited Liability Partnership 
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Wong Tat Chung at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 66 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "Nature of Limited Liability Partnership"; "Background to Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2012"; "Overview of the Act”; "Taxation"; "Limited Liability Partnership and Companies Act 2016"; and "Impact on the legal profession and requirements for amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976".



20 June 2017
Seminar on Speak Up: Handling Harassment And Raising Issues In Law Firms/Workplace
Organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee, this seminar was presented by Animah Kosai at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 14 participants.



20 June 2017
Seminar on Memorandum of Understanding
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai at the KL Bar Auditorium from 1:45 pm to 4:45 pm. The seminar was attended by 39 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "Introduction regarding the use of MOU in the business, commercial and corporate world"; "The legal nature"; "Why MOU is not legally binding?"; "How MOU could be made legally binding?"; "Under what circumstances MOU is not legally binding or is legally binding?"; "Drafting MOU"; "With full practical illustration of drafting a non-legally binding or a legally binding MOU"; "Even if the MOU itself is not legally binding, a critical understanding of a MOU is important to ascertain whether it has the force of law to protect your client’s business interests"; and "Other formalities, notwithstanding its non-legal nature".



21 June 2017
Seminar on Understanding Sexual Harassment
Organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee, this seminar was presented by Betty Yeoh at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 15 participants.


KLBC Activities Report for May 2017

3 May 2017
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the May’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 3 May 2017. The session, attended by 91 pupils, was led by Dinesh Muthal. The purpose of the 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 executive committee members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. As in previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.

4 May 2017
Seminar on Wills, Probate, LA and SEDA
Organised by the Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Selva Balan a/l Sinnan, Nahzatul Ain, Ow Hui Ching and Daphne Lew at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 83 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "the basic concept and fundamental of writing a will"; "determining the mode of application"; "processes for obtaining probate or letters of administration of an estate of a person, and small estate"; and "its relevance with conveyancing practice".


6 May 2017 
5th KL Bar Futsal Competition 2017
This Competition was held at Samba De Futsal, Petaling Jaya on 6 May 2017. A total of 23 teams (20 Men’s and 3 Women’s) participated in the event and the winners were:

Men’s Category
Champion – Morior Invictus
1st Runner Up – Enjoi Troopers
2nd Runner Up – Dark Horses

Women’s Category
Champion – The Outlaws
1st Runner Up – KTT

Men’s Plate Category
Champion – CPD FC
1st Runner Up – ZICO

Men’s Best Player – Krishnamogan

Women’s Best Player – Hanna Meera

Click here to view the photos.



12 May 2017
Meeting with the KL Courts Administration
This meeting was held at 3:00 pm at the KL Courts. The KLBC was represented by  the Honorary Secretary Muhendaran Suppiah, Committee members namely Atan Mustaffa, Vivekananda Sukumaran, Shashi Devan Thalmalingam, Jacky Loi Yap Loong, Nik Elin Zurina and the KL Bar Representative on the Bar Council Khaizan Sharizad. Among the issues discussed at the meeting were issues relating to the car park and Service Bureau, the condition of the washrooms at the KL Court Complex, the upcoming implementation of Phase 2 of the E-Court  System and matters pertaining to Criminal Law Courts.

12 May 2017
Seminar on An Introduction to the New Companies Act 2016 and the Companies Winding Up Petitions
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Alex Chang at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 117 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "New threshold of issuing a Notice Pursuant to s 218 (now 465 and 466) of the new Act."; "Is a Judgment required prior to the filing of a Companies Winding Up Petition?"; "Definition of Unable to pay its debts"; "Affidavit verifying Petition"; "New Commencement of the  Winding Up"; "Twice or four times Advertisement of the Petition in the Newspapers?"; "Affidavit In Opposition to Petition"; "Appointment of an INTERIM Liquidator, Official Receiver or the (Private) liquidator"; "Costs"; "Interpretation by the Federal Court of the word ‘and'  in s 223  of the old  Companies Act 1965, as  “disjunctively” instead of the usual  “conjunctively”, and now in light of the new section 467 the Companies Act 2016"; "The "Pay Something for Nothing" proposition"; "How a RM74 million Court Judgment in Damages was reduced to nothing?"; and "The journey of both matters from the High Court all the way to the Federal Court".


12 May 2017
Social Get-Together 
Organised by the Recreation, Social & Culture Committee, this event was held at MindSpace, 1 Mont Kiara from 7:30 pm onwards. It was a success with a turnout of about 50 lawyers and pupils-in-chambers. Click here to view the photos.




16 May 2017
Seminar for Lawyers on Accounting & Finance
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 61 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "The roles of Accounting in the Legal Profession"; "Law & Accounting"; "Accounting vs Finance"; "ABC of Financial Accounting"; "What is Accrual & Cash Accounting & what is the difference & significance"; "Fundamentals & Components of Financial Statements"; "Management Accounting vs Management Account"; "What is Turnover, Gross Profit, Trading Profit, Net Profit, PBT, PAT & Retained Earnings"; "What is the difference between Profit & Cash"; "What is Working Capital & its difference from Solvency & Liquidity"; "How do I read Financial Statements"; "What is Capital Expenditure"; "Why Capital Expenditures increase the Assets Value but Cash Outflows like Salary do not create an Asset & rather it decreases the Equity"; "Capital Expenditure vs Operational Expenses"; "Is it possible for a company to show profit in the financial statement yet the company is in liquidation"; "Accounting & its Extended Family"; and "Vulnerability of Financial Statement & Forensic Accounting".


18 May 2017
Seminar on Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Jeremiah R Gurusamy at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 77 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "What are the essential considerations when entering into a joint venture"; "Key pointers for handling negotiations and dealing with compliance and regulatory issues"; "Critical clauses to be incorporated in a JV and Shareholders Agreement"; and "Exits and termination – What to do if things go wrong".



19 May 2017
(Repeat) Seminar on Updates to the Companies Act
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Wong Tat Chung at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 119 participants. The seminar covered the Companies Act 2016: The after effects and the relevant subsidiary legislation.



25 May 2017
Seminar on Human Rights and The Constitution
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr. Hj. Shad Saleem Faruqi at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 52 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "Concept of human rights"; "Various degrees of entrenchment: Constitution's hierarchical approach to human rights"; "Constitutional rights and restraints"; "Judicial enforcement of human rights"; and "Constitution at the Crossroad".


  
26 May 2017
Seminar on An Introduction to Arbitration
Organised by the Professional Development Committee in collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb), this seminar was presented by Kevin Prakash, Victoria Loi and Karen Ng Gek Suan at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 74 participants.



31 May 2017
Seminar on Judicial Power, The Federal Constitution, and Section 40 of the Land Acquisition Act 1960 - Is the Judge a Rubber Stamp?
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Balwant Singh Sidhu at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 28 participants.





Monday, 15 May 2017

KLBC Activities Report for April 2017

5 April 2017
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the Pupils Introduction Session was held on 5 April 2017. The session, attended by 83 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan. The purpose of the 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 executive committee members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. As in previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar. 

13 April 2017
Visit by the Corporate Law Society of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
The Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee hosted a group of 17 students and a lecturer from the Corporate Law Society of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 13 April 2017 at the Bar Council Meeting Room 1. Representing the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee to meet the said delegation were Jacky Loi Yap Loong, Nik Elin Zurina bt Nik Abdul Rashid, Chen Yu Szen, Jeremiah Gurusamy and Gopala Krishnan Sundaram.


21 April 2017
Seminar on An Introduction to Industrial Court Procedures
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Atan Mustaffa Yussof Ahmad on 21 April 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 78 participants. The seminar covered the following topics: "Industrial Relations Act 1967"; "Industrial Court Rules 1967"; "Industrial Relations Regulations 1967"; "The Industrial Court"; "Industrial Court Proceedings"; "Preparing and Presenting"; "Costs and Awards"; "The nature of awards"; "The limits imposed by sec. 30(6) IRA"; "Effect of an award"; "Avenues to challenge an award of the Industrial Court"; "Judicial review"; "Application under sec. 33A"; "Stay of award"; and "Non-compliance of an award & Penalty".


22 April 2017
The KL Bar Silatul Rahim Tea Party
Organised by the Recreation, Social and Culture Committee, the first event for teetotallers, the KL Bar Silatul Rahim Tea Party, took place on 22 April 2017 with a talk by Azhar Harun a.k.a Art Harun. 20 people attended the event which was held at Dua by SKOHNS. Click here to view the photos




22 to 23 April 2017 
YLC Retreat
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, the retreat, a  team-building and mission-setting activity where the new members were to ideate and decide on the plan for the year, was held at Seri Pegantin Resort at Janda Baik, Pahang on 22 and 23 April 2017.  It was attended by 28 participants.  Click here to view the photos.

26 April 2017
(Repeat) Seminar on Updates to the Companies Act
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Wong Tat Chung on 26 April 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 118 participants. The seminar covered the Companies Act 2016: The after effects and the relevant subsidiary legislation.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

KLBC Activities Report for March 2017

1 & 2 March 2017
Two-Day Practical Workshop on Conveyancing Practice
Organised by the Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee, this workshop was presented by R Yogeswari, Dennis Teoh, Nahzatul Ain bt Mohd Khalid, Sarah binti Kambali, Daphne Lew Chah Yee, Ow Hui Ching and Donny Kwa on 1 & 2 March 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The workshop was attended by 50 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, “Crafting the final SPA”; “Conditions, Precedents and Subsequent”; “Chaos, Claims and Billing”; “Conflict of Interest”; “Conveyancing Process A-Z”; “Private Caveats”; “Co-operation from the Support Staff”; “Client Management”; “Client’s Interest”; “Options to Purchase”; “Completion Delays”; “AMLATFPUA (Act 613)”; :Land Acquisition”; and “RPGT (Act 169).

3 March 2017
Seminar on the Updates to the Companies Act 2016
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Wong Tat Chung on 3 March 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 141 participants. The seminar covered the Companies Act 2016: The after effects and the relevant subsidiary legislation.


7 March 2017
Seminar on Profits from Disposal of Real Property: Capital Gains or Business Income?
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 7 March 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 30 participants. The primary objective of the seminar was to assist in determining whether a disposal of property is governed under RPGT Act 1976 or ITA 1967.


9 March 2017
ITC Legal Tech Workshop Series on Securing Your Digital Assets
Organised by the Information Technology Committee, this workshop was presented by Yeo Yee Ling and Jesslyn Lim Wei-Lyn on 9 March 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The workshop was attended by 16 participants. The workshop covered, amongst others, “Cybersecurity”; and “Domain names”.


10 March 2017
Seminar on An Introduction to Legal Advocacy
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Fahri Azzat on 10 March 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 78 participants.



14 March 2017
Seminar on An Introduction to Immigration Law
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by CR Selva on 14 March 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 24 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "Migration and Immigration"; "Rights Of Citizens Vs Right Treatment Of Migrants"; "The Laws; Immigration Act 1959/63, Passport Act 1966, Immigration Regulation 1963"; "Policy : Human Resource & Immigration"; and "Enforcement and Challenges".


21 March 2017
(Repeat) Seminar on the Updates to the Companies Act 2016
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented Wong Tat Chung on 21 March 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 139 participants. The seminar covered the Companies Act 2016: The after effects and the relevant subsidiary legislation.


22 March 2017
Seminar on GST for Real Property Transactions
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Thenesh Kanna on 22 March 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 70 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "Overview of the GST"; "GST on property transactions – exemptions, registration and the ‘business test’ for individuals and companies";  "Incorporating GST clauses on sale and purchase agreements (S&P)"; "Practical tips on GST-related clauses in rental agreements"; and "Transitional provisions for real properties (S&P before 1st April 2015)".

28 March 2017
Seminar on Appellate Advocacy
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Ira Biswas on 27 March 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 59 participants.


31 March 2017
Seminar on Competition Law in Action
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Sudharsanan Thillainathan, Winnie Chan Yin Nie and Mohd Imran Adnan on 31 March 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 39 participants. The seminar focused on the theme of competition law enforcement and examined key topics in the field of competition law from a national and regional perspective.



Monday, 20 March 2017

KLBC Activities Report for February 2017

11 February 2017
Seminar on Understanding Forensic Reports
Organised by the Criminal Practice Committee, this seminar was presented by Amidon Anan on 11 February 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 32 participants. The seminar covered, “What is Forensic Report”; “Content of what is Forensic Report”; “Key points on the Forensic Report”; and “How understanding the Forensic Report may help your client”.


15 February 2017
Seminar on the Fundamentals of the Law of Crime
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by G. Manimegalai and Farhan Read on 15 February 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 22 participants. The seminar covered, "Overview on Arrest and Remand proceedings"; "Practical Approach in handling criminal matters"; "A DPPs viewpoint on criminal prosecutions"; "An overview of Child (Amendment) Act 2016 – General Process for handling a Child in ‘Conflict with the law’"; and "What are my rights to a fair court procedure? Am I under arrest? Can I get a bail? Do I plead guilty or proceed with trial? Power of Court? Appeal / Revision?".
























16 February 2017
Reference Proceedings
A Reference Proceedings was held for 13 departed members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar on 16 February 2017 at 9:00 am. Presided by Y.A. Datuk Hanipah Binti Farikullah, the Reference Proceedings was in respect and memory of Mohd Daud bin Mohd Nor, Sothinathan Kanagasingam, Chin Choon @ Chin Tee Fut, Mohamed Razif bin Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yeop, Wong Sai Fong, Moghan a/l Muthiah, Hew Kuen Yee, Venu Nair, Datuk Fatimah Binti Hj Sulaiman, Hor Sweet Mui, Chandra Kumaran, Dato’ Haji Mohamed Ismail Bin Mohamed Shariff and Zulkafli Bin Abd Hamid. Click here to view the photos.


17 February 2017
Pupils Introduction Session
As a monthly tradition organised by the Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for February was held on 17 February 2017. The session, attended by 102 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan. The purpose of the 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 and other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. Like previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.


17 February 2017
Appreciation Dinner
An Appreciation Dinner was held on 17 February 2017 at SalsaBar, Bangsar for all members and non-members of the Bar who have sacrificed their time for the Kuala Lumpur Bar. These members have contributed by giving lectures, moderating seminars/workshops, representing the KLBC at hearings of Admissions to the Bar, sitting in subcommittees and rendering any other form of assistance to the KLBC.

21 February 2017
Seminar on Court Decorum and Etiquette
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by H.R. Dipendra on 21 February 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 21 participants.


22 February 2017
Seminar for Lawyers on Understanding Clients’ Annual Reports and Its Financial Statement
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 22 February 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 41 participants.  The seminar covered, amongst others, "Introductory on its importance"; "Accounting jargons made understandable for lawyers"; "What are the components of Annual Report?"; "What are these: ledger accounts, journal entries, double-entries, T-accounts?"; "Why this term “Trial Balance”?"; "Why this term “Balance Sheet”?"; "What are the salient features of a Balance Sheet?"; "What are and the types of Assets?"; "What are and the types of Liabilities?"; and " Are Balance Sheet’s liabilities an indication of “not good” financial position and/or poor financial management”.


23 February 2017
25th Annual General Meeting of the Kuala Lumpur Bar
The 25th Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Kuala Lumpur Bar scheduled for 2:00 pm kicked off with a Briefing at the AGM on the Expansion of the E-Court System (Phase 2) throughout Peninsular Malaysia conducted by Desmond Ho Chee Cheong, Co-Chairperson of the Bar Council Court Liaison Committee. The office-bearers of the KLBC for 2017/18 elected at the AGM were: Chairman - Goh Siu Lin; Committee members - Alvin Oh Seong Yew, Vivekananda Sukumaran, Shashi Devan Thalmalingam, Foong Cheng Leong, Nik Elin Zurina bt Nik Abdul Rashid, Muhendaran Suppiah, Jacky Loi Yap Loong, New Sin Yew, Atan Mustaffa Yussof Ahmad and Chen Yu Szen.. Khaizan Sharizad Ab Razak was elected as the KL Bar’s Representative to the Bar Council.


24 February 2017
Seminar on the Fundamentals of Civil Litigation
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Colin Andrew Pereira and Sanjeev Kumar Rasiah on 24 February 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 75 participants.  The seminar covered, amongst others, "Securing Proper Instructions (Warrant to Act)"; "File and Client Management"; "Jurisdiction of Courts  ( Territorial and Monetary)"; "Pleadings and Ancillary Matters"; "Common Interlocutory Applications"; "Preparing for Trial and Case Management Directions"; and "Introduction to Conducting a Trial".
























28 February 2017
Seminar on the Fundamentals of Bankruptcy and Revamping the Bankruptcy Act 1967
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Trevor Jason Mark Padasian on 28 February 2017 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 113 participants.  The seminar covered, amongst others, "Understanding the fundamentals of bankruptcy law and procedure in Malaysia"; and "Overview of the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2016".