How to be a member

All advocates and solicitors of the High Court of Malaya practising within the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur shall be deemed to be members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar.

Where a firm has a branch in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, all partners of that firm (irrespective of where they are based) must be a member of the Kuala Lumpur Bar.

All advocates and solicitors intending to practise or open a branch office within the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur are to give notice of their intention to commence legal practice in Kuala Lumpur and pay their annual subscription to the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee.

Members must be in possession of valid Practising Certificate to carry out active practice. Please check with the Bar Council (council@malaysianbar.org.my or tel: +603 2050 2050) pertaining to applications for Sijil Annual and Practising Certificate.

Qualifications for admission to the Bar in Malaysia

The Qualifying Board, established under the Legal Profession Act, 1976 is responsible for the evaluation and recognition of qualifications for legal practice in Malaysia. The Board also conducts examination and awards Certificates in Legal Practice for those with recognised law degree but who are not eligible for direct admission.

Any queries concerning qualifications for admission to the Bar in Malaysia should be addressed to:

Address :
The Qualifying Board
3rd Floor, Wisma Straits Trading
No. 2 Leboh Pasar Besar
50050 Kuala Lumpur

Contact :
Tel : +603 2691 0054 / +603 2691 0080
Fax : +603 2691 0142

Annual Subscription

Every advocate & solicitor practising within the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur is required to pay to the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee an annual subscription.

The rate of subscription is determined at the Annual General Meeting each year and must be paid no later than 30th June. Click here for the Payment Slip.

Check the homepage for the notice to effect payment. Click here for the Notice of Intention to Practice.

Method of Payment

Payment is to be made at any Maybank.
Name of Account : Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee
Account No. : 564315003715
Fax the bank-in slip to 603-2032 1090 or email ros@klbar.org.my.

Cessation of Practice

For cessation of Practise kindly refer to this link :
http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/bardocs/membership/cessation_change_practice.pdf