01 December 2011
PWC Dialogue on the Ethics and Professional Standards (EPS) Examination
The December session was held on 1 December 2011 at 5.00pm. Pupils were briefed on the purpose of the EPS course and examination as well as the expectations of the Bar Council Professional Standards & Development Committee. A total of 48 pupils attended the briefing which was presented by Puan Hendon Mohamed where valuable tips were offered to pupils sitting for the examination.
02 December 2011
PDC Seminar on Effective Communication for Lawyers Using Conversation to Master Confrontations
Amir Bahari from Messrs Bahari & Bahari presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 9.00am. The seminar was attended by 27 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: “The art of communication, Assessing your basic conversation skills, Choosing a relevant reply, When conflict is inevitable, Pulsing the other person and 5 questions to ask yourself.”
03 December 2011
Cheque Presentation to Asrama Cahaya
Following the successful Charity Night 2011 held on 30 September 2011, the KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee (“KLYLC”) is now in the midst of distributing the proceeds from the Charity Night 2011 to the respective charitable homes/organisations. On 3 December 2011, 6 of the KLYLC members went to Asrama Cahaya to distribute the proceeds to the home. The KLYLC members assisted in distributing goodie bags to each of the 35 residents of the home. In total, RM20,000 was set aside for Asrama Cahaya wherein RM15,000 was given in cash and the remaining RM5,000 would be in kind based on the needs of the home and the residents. Click here and here to view the photos.
07 December 2011
Cheque Presentation to Mercy Malaysia (Somalia Relief Fund)
On 7 December 2011, the KLYLC Chairperson visited Mercy Malaysia to hand over their share of the proceeds from the Charity Night 2011. In total, RM4,000 was given in cash. Raja Riza Shazmin the Hon. Secretary of Mercy Malaysia accepted the cheque on behalf of Mercy Malaysia. Click here to view the photos.
08 December 2011
KLBC Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee (PWC), the introduction session for December was held on 8 December 2011. The session, attended by 72 pupils, was led by Jason Kong and Ravin Singh. Pupils were briefed on the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the KL Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the KL Bar Committee and highlights of the Malaysian Bar. The introduction session included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their period of pupillage and the Chairman and members of the KLBC were on hand to provide input and possible solutions. Amongst the issues raised by the pupils at this session were low allowance, no leave during the period of pupillage, no EPF contribution, dispatch work, working from home, e-filing, parking and issues pertaining to file searches.
10 December 2011
Visit to Chin Refugee Community Centre
Members of the KLYLC visited the Chin Refugee Community Centre at Jalan Loke Yew, one of the recipients of the Charity Night 2011’s proceeds on 10 December 2011. The refugees in Chin Refugee Community Centre had entered into Malaysia to seek refuge from their original country whilst waiting for resettlement in a safer country. Being the aboriginal inhabitants of Chinland (Burma) for hundreds of years, Chin people have a distinctive nationality with their own culture, religion, politics and literacy. The Chin Refugee Community Centre house 4 classrooms, an office, a kitchen, a chapel and living quarters for the Chin people. Click here to view the photos.
16 December 2011
PDC Seminar on An Introduction to Project Management Principles in Legal Practice
Amir Bahari from Messrs Bahari & Bahari presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 9.00am. The seminar was attended by 18 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: “Understanding project management, The functional team, Leadership in project management, Management of time & stress, Managing conflicts and disagreement, Managing expectations, 16 points in efficient project and Management strategies”.
20 December 2011
PWC Workshop on Civil Litigation
The workshop, organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee specifically for pupils, was presented by Mr. Colin Andrew Pereira on 20 December 2011 at 3.00pm. The workshop focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief, opinion writing, drafting of pleadings and presenting a case in court. The workshop was attended by 20 participants.
28 December 2011
Cheque Presentation to Shelter Home
On 28 December 2011, Kenneth Wong, Daniel Albert and Munirah Maarof of the KLYLC, handed over a portion of the proceeds from Charity Night 2011 (amounting to RM30,840.00) to Shelter Home for Children. Part of the monies would be used to purchase a set of water filter for the home as part of the measures to improve the quality of life of the children in Shelter Home for Children. Mr Cheok Hoong Poh, the General Manager of Shelter Home for Children accepted the cheque on behalf of Shelter Home for Children.