Circular 2020

Circular No. 77/20: Survey – Minimum Starting Salary For Newly-Qualified Legal Assistants

Pursuant to the Bar Council Circular No. 004/2020 dated 7th January 2020, an online survey titled “National Survey on Minimum Salary of Young Lawyers” (“the National Survey”) was conducted by the Bar Council National Young Lawyers and Pupils Committee (“NYLPC”). The National Survey was conducted to gain an insight into the nationwide perspective towards the …

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Circular No. 76/20: Professional Standards Course | Ethics Lecture Programme (19 – 20 Jan 2021)

The Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee is organizing the above course which is COMPULSORY for all pupils. Pupils will need to pass a written examination at the end of the Professional Standards Course (“the Course”). In light of the pandemic that we unfortunately find ourselves in, and in keeping with the oft-used ‘New Norm’, the Ethics …

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Circular No. 75/20: Professional Negligence in Construction (10 Dec 2020)

Please be informed that the Continuing Professional Development and the Publications & Information Technology Sub-Committees of the Johore Bar Committee are organising the above titled Webinar. This webinar aims to provide participants with an understanding of the following:- Principles of negligence Construction professionals Professional standard No unqualified undertaking to achieve the desired result Defects or …

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Circular No. 74/20: Buvaneswary A/P Gunusegaran

The Johore Bar Committee [“JBC”] received news concerning our fellow member of the Johore Bar, Ms Buvaneswary A/P Gunusegaran (also known as Buvanes), practising in Batu Pahat, Johor has been diagnosed with 4th stage cancer and is now undergoing treatment at Hospital Pantai Ayer Keroh, Melaka. From the information being shared, Buvanes is the sole …

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Circular No. 73/20: Maritime Law (Part II): The Carriage of Goods By Sea (9 Dec 2020)

Please be informed that the Continuing Professional Development and the Publications & Information Technology Sub-Committees of the Johore Bar Committee are organising the above titled Webinar as a follow up to the Maritime Law Part I Seminar. This webinar aims to provide participants with an understanding of the following:- An Introduction to Bills of Lading …

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Circular No. 72/20 | Online Forum Sexual Harassment: Investigation And Prosecution (29 Nov 2020)

To join on Crowdcast, use the following link – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/shacforum The event will also be streamed live on Facebook. Please use the following link – https://www.facebook.com/johorebar/live/ The Johore Bar recognizes that a person’s reputation, honour and dignity are essential components that shape a person’s individuality and outlook on life. Sexual harassment poses a great threat …

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Circular No. 71/20: Dealing with Workplace Harassment in Law Firms (27 Nov 2020)

Please be informed that the Young Lawyers and Chambering Pupils and Continuing Professional Development Sub Committees is jointly organising a webinar entitled “Dealing with Workplace Harassment in Law Firms”. Pursuant to the successful launch of Johore Bar’s Sexual Harassment Awareness Campaign on 19th November 2020, we now present our 2nd event of the Campaign. This …

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Circular No. 70/20: Updates on Court Operations at Muar High Court 2 During the Conditional Movement Control Order Period [3]

Please take note that matters before Judicial Commissioner Tuan Awang Armadajaya bin Awang Mahmud [Muar High Court 2] will proceed as usual via the Zoom application or rescheduled per the list attached here as APPENDIX-16. We will keep members duly informed of developments, if any. Please do not hesitate to forward any queries, concerns or …

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Circular No. 69/20: Updates on Court Operations at Johor Bahru During the Conditional Movement Control Order Period [2]

Please take note of the following updates and information received concerning the Kluang Sessions Court and the Johor Bahru Subordinate Courts. JOHOR BAHRU SUBORDINATE COURTS The contact list containing the email addresses as well as the mobile phone numbers of secretaries and interpreters at the Sessions and the Magistrates Courts are attached as APPENDIX-13 [CIVIL] …

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Circular No. 68/20: Updates on Court Operations at Johor Bahru During the Conditional Movement Control Order Period

Subsequent to the issue of JBC Circular No. 67/20 dated 09/11/2020 [“JBC 67/20], the following updates were received from the Johor Bahru High Courts and Subordinate Courts. HIGH COURT 1.1 Duty Roster Deputy Registrar, Puan Azureen Sahira Binti Sauffee Afandi, informed that:- (a) the High Court Officers’ duty roster [JBC 67/20 APPENDIX-5] is cancelled. The …

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