Law Awareness Campaign 2018

The Malacca Bar Committee together with the Malacca Legal Aid Sub-Committee recently organized a Law Awareness Campaign at Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre, Melaka on 24 – 25 November 2018.

The Campaign is a project by the Malacca Bar Committee to promote legal awareness and inform the public of their law, and was first held in 2002. During this Campaign, volunteer members of the Malacca Bar provide members of the public with legal advice on various areas of the law without any consultation charges. Over the years, the Campaign has been regularly held almost every year at different locations to reach out to a wider section of the public.

The Campaign this year was especially significant, as for the first time ever, it was graced and launched by the Honourable Chief Minister of Malacca, Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Haji Adly bin Zahari. Also present during the launch were Yang Berhormat, Datuk Abazafree bin Mohd Abbas, the Malacca State Legal Adviser, and Yang Berhormat Tuan Damian Yeo, the Malacca State Assemblyman for Duyong and Chairman of MELCAT.

The official launch was held at 2.30pm on Saturday, 24 November 2018. The Malacca Bar Chairman, Mr Jaspal Singh Gill, in his welcome speech, thanked the Honourable Chief Minister for being present to launch the Campaign, and expressed hope that future law awareness campaigns would receive the support and assistance from the Malacca State Government.

The Honourable Chief Minister was then invited to give a speech, and he thanked members of the Malacca Bar for volunteering their time to give legal advice to the people of Malacca. He then officially declared the Campaign open. Mr Amritpal Singh, the Malacca Legal Aid Subcommittee Chairman, invited Mr Jaspal on stage to give a token of appreciation to the Chief Minister.

After the official opening, Mr Jaspal and Mr Amritpal led the Honourable Chief Minister to the registration counter, which was manned by the chambering pupils, and explained how the legal clinic operated. Each person requiring advice was requested to provide his name and what area of law he required advice on. The pupil would then scroll through a list of lawyers on duty for that day, and upon finding a lawyer with that expertise, lead the person to an available table where the lawyer would then meet the person and give legal advice.

The Campaign ran smoothly for 2 days from 10.00am to 6.00pm, and advice was given on criminal law and civil law, including land matters, divorce and matrimonial disputes, employment issues, and making wills. Advice was also given on Syariah matters by lawyers qualified in the area. At an adjacent area, legal officers from the Malacca State Legal Adviser’s Office gave advice and distributed pamphlets to the public to create awareness on sexual crimes against children which has become prevalent of late.

A total of 35 volunteer lawyers and 25 pupils were involved in the Campaign, and advice was given to approximately 112 members of the public throughout the 2 days.

The Malacca Bar Committee wishes to record its appreciation and thanks to the Honourable Chief Minister for attending and launching the Campaign this year. We also wish to thank all volunteer lawyers who sacrificed their time away from their families to give advice to members of the public throughout the 2 days, and the chambering pupils who manned the registration counters. Special thanks must be made to the Malacca Bar Executive Secretary, Mr Kennies Cheong, and the rest of the Malacca Bar Committee staff, for working tirelessly right up to the final day to make the Law Awareness Campaign 2018 a huge success.

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State-Level Consultations with Members of the Bar – Revamp of the Legal Profession Act 1976

The Malacca Bar was honoured to be the first stop in the series of State-Level Consultations with Members of the Bar on the Revamp of the Legal Profession Act 1976.

 

The consultation was held at the Malacca Bar Auditorium on 21st November 2018 at 2.30pm and the panelists were Mr. George Varughese (President, Malaysian Bar; Co-Chairperson, Committee to Reform the Legal Sector (“CRLS”)), Datuk Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari (Co-Chairperson, CRLS), Ms. Karen Cheah Yee Lynn (Member, Bar Council; Member, CRLS) and Datuk Roger Tan Kor Mee (Member, Bar Council; Member, CRLS).

 

A total of 68 participants registered for the said consultation, and insightful feedback was given by members of the Malacca Bar who were present.

If you wish to provide feedback on the draft revamped LPA, you may do so by email to the Malacca Bar Committee (mccabar@gmail.com) or directly to the Bar Council (reform@malaysianbar.org.my) on or before 5th December 2018.

 

 

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Law Awareness Campaign 2018

Law Awareness Campaign 2018

Date :24 & 25 November 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue :Mahkota Parade, Jalan Merdeka, Melaka
Time :10.00 am to 6.00 pm on both days

 

Jaspal (seated centre), Amritpal (seated right) and other committee members after a press conference to announce the Law Awareness Campaign 2018 at its office in Putra Sentosa Business Centre.

 

MELAKA: Those who wish to attend the Law Awareness Campaign 2018 by the Melaka Bar Committee here next weekend are advised to bring along all relevant documentation during the consultation.

Melaka Bar Committee chairman Jaspal Singh Gill said this will enable the lawyers who will be present at the session to study the documents and provide the best advice to the people.

He said the campaign will be held at the concourse of the Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall in Banda Hilir here on Nov 24 and 25.

“During the two-day campaign, volunteer members of the Melaka Bar who are qualified lawyers, will provide the public with legal advice on various areas of the law without any consultation charges,” he said at the Melaka Bar Committee office at Putra Sentosa Business Centre here.

Jaspal said the consultation sessions will take place from 10am to 6pm on both days and open to all, including non-Malaysians.

He said between 20 and 25 volunteers with various legal expertise are expected to be present to provide free legal advice during the campaign.

“The Melaka State Legal Adviser Office will also participate in the campaign and will provide exposure to the public about criminal cases involving children, both as the victims and offenders,” he said, adding that this will be the first time two legal bodies will be working together in a law awareness campaign.

Meanwhile, Amritpal said the campaign is a project by the Melaka Bar Committee to promote legal awareness and inform the public of their rights under the law.

He said advice will be given on various topics such as land matters and disputes, sale and purchase of properties, employment disputes, syariah family matters and administration of Muslim properties.

“The public can register for legal aid as well during the event,” he said.

Amritpal said the public can contact the Melaka Bar Committee office at 06-230 9507 or 06-230 9509 for further details.

 

Reported by The Star Online on Thursday, 15 November 2018
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/11/15/free-legal-consultation-service/#hm7po37WdzEA7Bc3.99

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TALK ONCONSTRUCTION LAW : OVERVIEW AND LATEST DEVELOPMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY PAYMENT AND ADJUDICATION ACT (CIPAA)

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  • September 30, 2018
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This talk carries two (2) CPD points.

Event Code: T3/19102018/MLB/MLB181297/2

 

Charges: RM15.00 for those who register and pay on or before the last date for early birds
  RM25.00 for those who register and pay on or before the closing date; and
  RM35.00 for those who register and pay after the closing date (subject to availability of seats)
  RM60.00 for non-Malacca Bar members
   
Note: Malacca Bar members rates will apply to all Malacca Chambering Pupils, MMU Students and Lecturers (Melaka Campus) and Attachment Students
   
  ·     Limited seats are available and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis

·     Registration counter will be opened at 2.30 pm on the day of the event.

·     Light refreshments will be served during the break

 

To register for this talk, please complete and submit the attached registration form together with your payment to Malacca Bar Committee office.

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Talk on Companies Act 2016 by Mr. Wong Tat Chung

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  • September 30, 2018
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Talk on Companies Act 2016

Speaker: Mr. Wong Tat Chung

Date & Time: 28th September 2018 (Friday) 
(3.00 pm to 5.00 pm)

Venue: Malacca Bar Auditorium

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Talk on Bankruptcy (Amendment) Act 2017 – The 10 Changes to Bankruptcy Law in Malaysia

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  • August 23, 2018
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Talk on Bankruptcy (Amendment) Act 2017 – The 10 Changes to Bankruptcy Law in Malaysia

Speaker : Mr. Khoo Kay Ping

Date: 10th August 2018
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Malacca Bar Auditorium

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