Circular No: 070/2022
Date: 15 June 2022
Dear Members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar,
The Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee Civil Practice & Court Liaison Committee (“KLBC CPCLC”) held a meeting with the Director of the e-Court Division on 23 May 2022. The KLBC was represented by the Honorary Secretary Alvin Oh Seong Yew, CPCLC Co-Chairpersons Nimalan Devaraja and Lim Yin Faye and members Nizam Bashir, Kuhan Manokaran and Kee Hui Yee.
We wish to highlight issues raised by the Court Officers during the said meeting as feedback to the members:
General Email Account Registered With EFS
We would like to remind firms that have registered their general email account with the EFS to monitor their inbox and junk mail for the said email account properly, as all notifications from CMS will be sent to the firm’s general email address.
As such, it would be the administrator in the firm (having access to general email account) who would need to forward/extend the notification to the lawyer in charge. We have received feedback that there have been members whom contact the relevant Court officers directly because they had not personally received emails from the Court without first checking the firm’s registered general email account.
Problem With Hotmail Accounts
We have been informed that the Court is having trouble sending emails to parties whom use Hotmail accounts. We would like to advise members who are still using Hotmail accounts to, if possible, change their email service provider to avoid any delay / failure to receive timely feedback/instructions/emails from the Court.
Mistake In Selecting Filing Codes
We were informed by the Court that the members are still making recurring mistakes in selecting the wrong filing code. Members are reminded to be more careful in choosing the correct filing codes when filing originating processes and when in doubt, upon checking the relevant Practice Directions, to contact the relevant Registries for assistance before filing. Errors in choosing the correct filing code may result in the need to refile the documents which would involve additional costs to the parties.
Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee
Lim Yin Faye
Civil Practice & Court Liaison Committee