Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Convention on the horizon

After intense planning and organising for the last 4 weeks or so, the Young Lawyers Convention has dawned upon us at the Bar.

Vince Chong has stepped up and took ownership of the project, together with Ms Kamala, the Executive Officer of NYLC of the Bar.

With less than 48 hours to go, before the Convention starts, we can only do so much the next day or so. Much last minute planning is on-going behind the scene.

Unfortunately the on-going detention and arrests of people behind BERSIH is depressing, not because of BERSIH, but the fact that the Law has been severely abused and used by the Government for their own means. Arbitrary declaration that BERSIH shirts are illegal without proper source of the Law is a clear sign of Dictatorial means of administration.

But arrest or no arrest, the Young Lawyers Convention 2011 goes on.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Young Lawyers Convention 2011 : Updates

Below are the Sessions to be held at the Young Lawyers Convention 2011:-

1.   TOPIC 1 : Liberalisation of the Bar: Are you ready for a Liberalised Bar?

TOPIC 2 : Giants of the Bar

TOPIC 3 : Professional Development Classes: Future of PDC in the Bar

3.   TOPIC 4 : Working Conditions of a Young Lawyer:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

4.   TOPIC 5 : Activism and the Bar: No Time or Can’t be Bothered?

TOPIC 6 : The Colorful Committees in the Bar Council


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Young Lawyers Convention 2011 : Updates

Another tweaking of the Logo. Bar Council going with the English name of the state of Malacca.

As of 15th June 2011, about 45 sponsored spots are available for the Young Lawyers Convention. KDU Law School has also confirmed that the School will sponsor 2 students. Sarawak Bar is also sending a delagate of either 2 or 3 Young Lawyers over.

Hopefully all will come together for this Convention. So far, so good.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Young Lawyers Convention 2011 : Tentative Program

Day 1: 1 July 2011 (Friday)

12:00 pm                                 Arrival at Everly Beach Resort
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm                 Check in
03:00 pm                                 Registration
04:00 pm                                 Opening
                                               Opening Speech
                                               Guest Of Honour’s Speech and Formal Launch
05:00 pm – 07:00 pm                Session 1: Liberalization of the Bar & effect on Young Lawyers
07:00 pm – 08:00 pm                Dinner
08:00 pm – 09:00 pm                Icebreaker

Day 2: 2 July 2011 (Saturday)
09:00 am – 10.30 am              Session 2: Professional Development Classes & the Future
10:30 am – 10:45 am              Short Break
10:45 am – 12:30 am              Session 3: Working Conditions of the Young Lawyers
12:30 am – 01:30 pm              Lunch
01:30 pm – 03:00 pm              Session 4: Activism and the Bar
03:00 pm – 04:00 pm              Session 5: Inspiring Stories; "Giants who raised the Bar"
05:00 pm – 07:00 pm              Telematch
08:00 pm                               Gala Dinner

Day 3: 3 July 2011 (Sunday)
09:00 am – 10:15 am              Reflection
10:15 am – 10:30 am              Break
10:30 am –  Noon                   Conclusion

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Young Lawyers Convention 2011 : Updates

The YL Convention 2011 is about 4 weeks away. 

Next week, the 'advertisement' & 'marketing' blitz for the Convention will kick start. Vince Chong, the Deputy for NYLC, has been a brilliant partner in the Organising team. He has definitely stepped up, and this augurs well for NYLC. He may one day be the next KL YLC or NYLC leader. 

The Convention will host Forums and Talk-Shows on Liberalisation of the Bar & its effect on Young Lawyers; Work Conditions of the Young Lawyers and what the Bar can do and future of the Professional Development Classes at the Bar. 


Entry fee is RM100 per lawyer only; with the Bar Council subsidising the balance. The fee includes accomodation and food at Everly Beach Resort, Klebang, Melaka (formerly known as Riviera Bay"). In my view, that is pretty good deal, for a 2 night package. The Resort is just beside the Klebang beach. Not the most beautiful beach in the world, but it is a private beach only for the Hotel residence.

NYLC hope to inspire the Young Lawyers to take charge of their future in the Bar, and to shape the future they want for the Bar. It all leads towards a better Bar for the future. 

If you are interested, please send e-mail to Bar Council's Executive Officer at

Will state the name of Speakers and name of Topics in future posting. 

Shape the Future!