The Kuala Lumpur Bar was established on 1st July 1992 at a general meeting of advocates & solicitors practising in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur held under section 68(4) of the Legal Profession Act 1976.

Before that date, practitioners in Kuala Lumpur were members of the Selangor Bar, which was later called the Selangor & Federal Territory Bar on Kuala Lumpur becoming a Federal Territory in 1974.

Section 68(4), Legal Profession Act 1976

Members practising in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur shall be entitled to establish a separate bar for the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur to be known as the Kuala Lumpur Bar. The decision to have a separate bar shall be made by a majority vote of the members present at a general meeting called for this purpose.


The Secretariat is the administrative centre of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee.
It is located at:
Tingkat 4, Wisma Hangsam,
No. 1 Jalan Hang Lekir,
50000 Kuala Lumpur.

The contact details are as follows:

Tel : 603-2032 1440 (Hunting Line)
Fax : 603-2032 1090
E-mail : klbc@klbar.org.my