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 : Nimalan Devaraja

Co-Chairperson: Lim Yin Faye
E-mail: faye@jfplawyers.com

  • To engage with the Judiciary and other relevant stakeholders for the collective goal of improving the administration of justice;
  • To set in place and/or improve procedures and systems to enhance the practice in the civil practice areas;
  • To foster solidarity among practitioners in relation to their practice in the Kuala Lumpur Courts; and
  • To deal with valid complaints faced by members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar in relation to their practice in the Kuala Lumpur Courts and the Palace of Justice.
Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee
Chairperson: Alden Yeoh Shuen Chun
E-mail: alden@kyblegal.com
  • 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 foster the relationship and enhance communication amongst all parties and stakeholders involved in the corporate and/or conveyancing practices;
  • To fortify the legal knowledge and expertise of the members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar in the area of corporate and/or conveyancing practices by organising trainings and events; 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
Co-Chairperson: Collin Arvind Andrew
 
Co-Chairperson: Rajsurian Pillai
E-mail: surian.law.firm@gmail.com
  • 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 conduct Diversity & Inclusivity Training sessions targeting pupils & young lawyers;
  • To conduct a mentorship programme in collaboration with Pupils Committee;
  • 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; and
  • To carry out focused awareness and sensitisation programmes on Gender Parity, Equality and Diversity.
Technology Committee
Co-Chairperson: Nimalan Devaraja
 
Co-Chairperson: Terrence Lee Rohui
  • To evaluate whether the Kuala Lumpur Bar Annual General Meeting 2023 should be conducted virtually and to make the arrangements, if necessary;
  • 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 redevelop the Kuala Lumpur Bar Website to make it more user friendly and accessible, and to enable an automation of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee processes and administration;
  • 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.
Bar Council Legal Aid Centre, Kuala Lumpur (BCLACKL)
Co-Chairperson: Terrence Lee Rohui
 
Co-Chairperson: Rajsurian Pillai
  • LAC’s objective is to enlighten the public and the impecunious in particular as to the legal aspects, to educate them about the various fundamental and legal rights and liberties that they are entitled to, and to provide free legal advice and representation.
  • The Programs run by the LAC are:
    • LAC Clinic
    • YBGK Program
    • Dock Brief Program
    • Prison Program
    • AWAM, WAO, SIS (Women NGOs Programs)
    • MTUC Program
    • Tenaganita Program
    • UNHCR Program
    • Publication, Editorial & Research
    • Outreach Program
    • Syariah Clinic
  • Further to the above programs, the LAC is also constantly looking into new programs to reach all segments of society for Malaysia citizen and non-Malaysia citizen.
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: Weera Premananda
E-mail: weera@adr.my
  • 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, as well as to forge closer professional ties.
Social, Arts & Culture Committee
Co-Chairperson: Lim Yin Faye
 
Co-Chairperson: Shugan Raman
  • Organising events to promote interaction and comradeship amongst fellow members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar with other members of the Bar and/or with members of the Courts and/or Government Agencies; and
  • Raising funds for charitable organisations and/or organising community projects.
Sports Committee
Co-Chairperson: Alvin Oh Seong Yew
 
Co-Chairperson: Collin Arvind Andrew
  • To organise various sporting activities which promotes interaction amongst fellow members of the Bar such as the Annual Kuala Lumpur Bar Run and the Kuala Lumpur Futsal Tournament;
  • To organise teams to compete at State Bar level sporting activities (such as the Inter-State Bar Games, Kuala Lumpur Bar v Selangor Bar Games) and with other parties such as the Kuala Lumpur Court staff and the Royal Selangor Club; and
  • To explore and organise new / innovative sporting events such as E-Sports and Foot Golf.
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; and
  • Networking Within and Beyond the Bar.

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