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.
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:
Unit 4.02, Level 4
Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia*
No. 2, Leboh Pasar Besar
50050 Kuala Lumpur
* Formerly known as the Straits Trading Building
The contact details are as follows:
Tel : 603-2693 1440 (Hunting Line)
Fax : 603-2693 1090
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance & Admin Officer
Membership & Accounts Administrative Assistant
General Office Assistant