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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.

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