KLBC Sub-committees

The Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (“KLBC”) established 10 Sub-committees to undertake a host of projects and activities involving lawyers and others. The brief essential details of each of the Sub-committees and their respective Chairpersons are as follows:

Civil Practice & Court Liaison Committee
Co-Chairperson : Nizam Bashir
 
Co-Chairperson : Nimalan Devaraja
 
  • To engage with the Judiciary for the collective goal of improving the administration of justice;
  • To set in place procedures and systems to enhance the practice of law in the Kuala Lumpur Courts;
  • To foster solidarity among practitioners in relation to their practice in the Kuala Lumpur Civil & Commercial Courts; and
  • To deal with complaints of members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar in relation to their practice in the Kuala Lumpur Courts.
Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee
Chairperson : Lim Yin Faye
 
  • To identify and resolve issues encountered by members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar in the area of corporate and/or conveyancing practices, including dealing with the Land Offices / Registries, Stamp Duty Offices as well as the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM);
  • To enhance the relationship and communication amongst all parties and stakeholders involved in the corporate and/or conveyancing practices;
  • To develop trainings for members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar to fortify their legal knowledge in the area of corporate and/or conveyancing practices; and
  • To work hand-in-hand with the Conveyancing Practice Committee and the Corporate and Commercial Law Committee of the Bar Council, the Selangor Bar and other State Bars (as and when necessary) to achieve the above objectives.
Criminal Law Practice Committee
Chairperson: Collin Arvind Andrew
  • To engage and maintain continuous communication with the Kuala Lumpur Criminal Courts, the Attorney General’s Chambers, enforcement authorities and other relevant stakeholders for the betterment of the administration of criminal justice;
  • To set in place guidelines to enhance the practice of criminal law in the Kuala Lumpur Courts;
  • To deal with complaints of members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar in relation to their criminal practice in the Kuala Lumpur Courts;
  • To expend efforts to eradicate touting at the Kuala Lumpur Courts; and
  • To expose and encourage young lawyers to participate in criminal practice by conducting and organising talks, seminars, workshops and criminal practice mentoring programme.
Gender Equality & Diversity Committee
Chairperson : Thulasy Suppiah
 
  • To set up a complaints-handling mechanism and a peer-support network to assist members who have been sexually harassed or bullied;
  • To conduct webinars and trainings on issues that concern women and other under-served/represented members of the KL Bar, GEDC-training modules for the Pupils Introduction Sessions in collaboration with the Pupils Committee; and
  • To carry out a survey on discrimination and harassment within the legal profession to assess the factors which affect members’ ability to advance themselves within the profession.
Finance Committee
Co-Chairperson: Vivekananda Sukumaran
 
Co-Chairperson: Alvin Oh Seong Yew
 
  • To study, monitor and deliberate the financial position of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee;
  • To explore ways and means to raise funds.
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Professional Development Committee
Chairperson: S. Saravana Kumar
 
  • To develop and implement Professional Development programmes for members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar. It offers members and pupils, through its various programmes, an opportunity to fortify their legal knowledge and updates in the legal developments in their area of expertise. This would include programmes designed to ensure that pupils and members are equipped with all relevant skills to meet the challenges of this competitive industry;
  • The PDC is also designed to inculcate and imbue the importance of professional development so as to ensure the overall objective of career development and advancement;
  • To develop training and delivery skills for members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar who are interested to be speakers for Professional Development programmes or as speakers or trainers for such other programmes as an extension of their professional practice; and
  • The PDC will assist in organising programmes for members in order to have sufficient avenues to collect CPD points, in light of the CPD Scheme.
Pupils Committee
Chairperson: Rajsurian Pillai
  • To monitor all issues concerning the welfare and well-being of pupils throughout the pupillage period;
  • To recommend remedies, solutions and courses of action in order to address any issues raised by pupils, Masters and the Courts concerning the welfare of pupils;
  • To promote continuous professional development of pupils through workshops, seminars, dialogues, etc;
  • To provide a platform for pupils to effectively voice their concerns over any issue that may arise in the course of their pupillage; and
  • To provide a social and networking platform by organising social events to bridge the gap between pupils and practitioners and to create closer ties among pupils.
Technology Committee
Co-Chairperson: Nimalan Devaraja
 
Co-Chairperson: Terrence Lee Rohui
 
Co-Chairperson : Thulasy Suppiah
 
  • To carry out a survey to gather feedback and evaluate the shortcomings of the Malaysian Bar Annual General Meeting and Kuala Lumpur Bar Annual General Meeting which were conducted virtually to further improve future virtual meetings;
  • To oversee the development and/or procurement of a platform to be used for future Kuala Lumpur Bar Annual General Meetings and Kuala Lumpur Bar Events;
  • To refresh the KL Bar Website and Mobile App to make it more user friendly and accessible to enable an automation of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee processes and administration;
  • To oversee the management of the KL Bar Website, Mobile App and all other social media network that Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee operates;
  • To explore membership management and payment systems to make it more convenient for members; and
  • To consider possible initiatives and products to assist members in embracing technology into their everyday practice and automating the same.
Sports Committee
Co-Chairperson: Jacky Loi Yap Loong
 
Co-Chairperson: Terrence Lee Rohui
 
  • To organise sports activities which promote interaction amongst fellow members of the Bar. The activities organised by the Sports Committee include sports played at the State level (such as Inter-State Bar Games and Kuala Lumpur Bar v Selangor Bar Games), sports carnivals with the Royal Selangor Club, the Kuala Lumpur Bar Run, Kuala Lumpur Bar Futsal Tournament, friendly games with Kuala Lumpur Court and other such sports competitions; and
  • To explore and organise new sporting events that would be able to comply with social distancing such as bowling, golf and also E-Sport.
Young Lawyers Committee
Chairperson: Shugan Raman

The Young Lawyers Committee promotes and represents the interest of junior members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar. The work and activities of the Young Lawyers Committee are in the following areas:

  • Welfare and Social Justice;
  • Career Development and Progression;
  • Training and Entry to the Bar;
  • Networking Within and Beyond the Bar.

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