Circular 2019

Circular No. 28/19: Seminar on Conveyance – From Buy to Bequeath (24 June 2019)

Please be informed that the Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee is organizing a seminar entitled “Conveyance – From Buy to Bequeath” featuring 12 members of the Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Committee. The topics span the conveyancing spectrum – from issues relating to housing development and updates on related legislation, to financing products and estate matters. The …

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Circular No. 27/19: Seminar Legal Documentation for Islamic Financing (18 June 2019)

Please be informed that the Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee is organizing a Seminar on Legal Documentation for Islamic Financing: Sale-Based Structures. With the rise of institutions practicing Islamic Finance across the nation, it would be a severe handicap not to have knowledge on the subject. In order to illuminate the process of drawing up of …

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Circular No. 26/19: Memperkasakan Kaedah E-Bayaran Stamps Kepada Peguam

We enclose herewith for your attention a copy of the letter from the Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia, Cawangan Muar Johor in respect of “Stamp Assessment And Payment System (STAMPS).” The self-explanatory letter dated 10th April 2019 is attached for your information.   Members are advised to take note and be guided accordingly. SHAHAREEN BEGUM BINTI …

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Circular No. 25/19: Ifthar @ Batu Pahat, Johor (24 May 2019)

Ramadhan Mubarak! I hope that fasting has been with ease thus far and that the “buka puasa” bazaars have left taste buds satiated and tummies content. To celebrate Ramadhan, the North Johore Affairs Sub-Committee has organised Ifthar in Batu Pahat. As Ifthar is a time to break fast with family and loved ones, this occasion …

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Circular No. 24/19: Seminar Advocacy, Court Room Etiquette and Ethics (24 May 2019)

As litigation lawyers, much of our day to day work involves interacting with the Judges and the Opposing Counsel. How one conducts themselves during these interactions are therefore an important part of the litigation process.  Hence, the Young Lawyers and Chambering Pupils and Continuing Professional Development Sub Committees is jointly organising a seminar entitled “Advocacy, …

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Circular No. 23/19: Johore Bar Secretariat Office Hours During The Fasting Month

Please be informed that the office hours for the Johore Bar Secretariat during the fasting month (from 6th May 2019 to 4th June 2019) will be from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Thank you. S. SHARIMILATHEVY HON. SECRETARY

Circular No. 22/19: Statute of Rome, Role of ICC And Sovereignty of Malaysia (16 May 2019)

On March 4th 2019, Malaysia signed the Instrument of Accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“Statute of Rome”) much to the delight of both national and international Human Rights organizations. The said delight however, was short-lived because not a month later, on April 5th 2019, Malaysia withdrew from ratifying the Statute …

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Circular No. 21/19: Johore Bar Informal High Tea, 2nd May 2019

The North Johore Affairs Sub-Committee is pleased to announce that an Informal High Tea has been organized for the members of the Bar. The particulars of the function are as follows: Date Thursday, 2nd May 2019 Time 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Venue BEI Boutique Hotel 8-3 Jalan Abdul Rahman 84000 Muar, Johor Dress Code …

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Circular No. 20/19: Dress Code For Advocates & Solicitors Appearing in Court

From feedback obtained from Judges in both Johor Bahru and Muar, it seems that there is a need to gently remind some members about the Dress Code for Advocates & Solicitors appearing in Court. I draw your attention to Dress Code issued by the Honourable Chief Justice of Malaysia as follows: PAKAIAN DALAM MAHKAMAH TERBUKA …

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Circular No. 19/19: Johore Bar Forum on Court Issues, Johor Bahru (25 Apr 2019)

A forum on court issues will be held on Thursday, 25th April 2019 at 3.30 p.m. at the Abdullah A. Rahman Auditorium at Level 1 of the Johore Bar Building. The purpose of this forum is to get feedback from members on the issues that they face in court and suggestions for improvement. These issues …

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