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 : Harleen Kaur (Leena)
E-mail: harleenkaurleena@yahoo.com / Mobile: 012 284 1895
 
Co-Chairperson : Nizam Bashir
  • 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 Civil Law practitioners in relation to their practice in the Kuala Lumpur 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 : Vivekananda Sukumaran
  • To identify and resolve issues encountered by members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar in the area of corporate and/or conveyancing practices and to assist members in dealing with banks and related government departments, including the Land Offices and Registries, Stamp Duty Offices, Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) and Securities Commission Malaysia (SC);
  • To enhance the relationship and communication amongst all parties and stakeholders involved in the corporate and/or conveyancing practices;
  • 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: Jacky Loi Yap Loong
  • Continuous communication with the Criminal Courts, the Attorney General’s Chambers, the Police and other relevant stakeholders for the betterment of the administration of criminal justice;
  • To set in place a procedure and system 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 law practice in the Kuala Lumpur Courts;
  • To expose and encourage young lawyers to participate in criminal law practice by conducting and organising talks, seminars, workshops and criminal law practice mentoring programme.
Gender Equality & Diversity Committee
Chairperson : Sharmila Ravindran
 
The KLBC is committed to promoting excellence, diversity, respect and inclusion at the Bar consistent with the principles of justice and equality.
Towards this end, the Gender Equality & Diversity Committee will lead the development, implementation and initiatives designed to:
  • support a non-discriminatory workplace culture at the Bar;
  • identify and seek to address barriers and unconscious bias that are faced by members based on gender, sexuality or disability which may hamper genuine equality of opportunity;
  • educate members on best equality and diversity practices through the development of introductory and more advanced training modules.
Information Technology Committee
Chairperson: Foong Cheng Leong
  • Promote the use of Information Technology (IT) by lawyers;
  • Explore new ways in which IT can improve members’ professional practice;
  • Improve the communication of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (“KLBC”) with members on issues and concerns of members;
  • Responsible for the enhancement of the IT system at the KL Bar Secretariat;
  • Oversee the management of the KL Bar Website (klbar.org.my), development of website, App and Membership Management And Payment System and all other Social Media network that KLBC operates;
  • Create public awareness on Laws related to IT; and
  • Organise Professional Development Courses on Laws related to IT for members.
Publications Committee
Chairperson: Louis Liaw Vern Xien
  • Managing publication of selected materials on the Kuala Lumpur Bar Blog;
  • Organising Professional Development Courses on writing skills for members;
  • Facilitating and encouraging members to write for publications by the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee;
  • Establishing a system where members can be rewarded for writing for publications by the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee;
  • Establishing a monthly e-newsletter by the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee.
Professional Development Committee
Chairperson: S. Saravana Kumar
  • 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 the Professional Development programmes or as speakers or trainers for other programmes as an extension of their professional practice;
  • 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
Co-Chairperson: Alvin Oh Seong Yew
 
Co-Chairperson: Rajsurian Pillai
  • Monitoring all issues, welfare and well-being of pupils throughout the pupillage period;
  • Recommending remedies, solutions and courses of action in order to address any issues raised by pupils, Masters and the Courts with regard to pupils’ welfare;
  • Promoting continuous professional development of pupils through workshops, seminars, dialogues, etc;
  • Providing a platform for pupils to effectively voice their concerns over any issue that may arise over the course of their pupillage;
  • Providing a social and networking platform by organising social events to bridge the gap between pupils and practitioners and to create closer ties among pupils.
Firms & Group Practice Reform Committee
Chairperson: New Sin Yew
  • To review and propose reforms to existing laws, rules and rulings regulating practice, in particular:

1. Legal Profession (Publicity) Rules 2001.

2. Legal Profession (Group Law Practice) Rules 2018.

3. Bar Council Rulings including those regulating Advocates & Solicitors acting as company secretary, registered patent, trade mark, industrial design and/or geographical indication agent.

  • To study the legal professions in comparable jurisdictions, consult stakeholders, and engage the Bar Council and Attorney General’s Chambers towards liberalising the legal profession.
Sports Committee
Co-Chairperson: Rajsurian Pillai
 
Co-Chairperson: Alvin Oh Seong Yew
  • To organise sports activities to promote interaction amongst fellow members of the Bar, including at inter-state level, and with members of other bodies such as the Royal Selangor Club.
Young Lawyers Committee
Chairperson: Vivian Kuan Hui Xian

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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