Circular No. 67/18: Seminar on Drafting Civil Cause Papers And Written Submissions (20 Sept 2018)

The Johore Bar North Johor Affairs Sub Committee is organising a seminar entitled “Drafting Civil Cause Papers and Written Submissions.”

The topics covered in the talk will include the following:


  • What are Pleadings, and the Essential Elements of Pleadings in a Writ Action
  • Differences with Affidavits in Originating Summons
  • How to Draw Up An Impressive Statement of Claim/Statement of Defence
  • Question-and Answer Session

Written Submissions – Different Approach/Emphasis on Oral Submissions

  • At the End of A Trial
  • In An Appeal
  • How a Counsel can assist the Judge(s) with a properly structured written submission
  • Questions-and Answer Session on Written Submissions and Pleadings

Particulars of the seminar are as follows:

Date 20th September 2018 (Thursday)
Time 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Registration at 2.00 p.m.)
Venue Pinetree Hotel
No. 36, Jalan Mengkudu
83000 Batu Pahat
Fees RM 60.00 for Members of the Johore Bar
RM 30.00 for Pupils-in-Chambers | Law Students
CPD code T3/20092018/JHB/JHB181220/2 (2 CPD points)

About the speaker

Dato’ Varghese George graduated with an LLB degree from the University of Singapore in 1974, and was in private legal practice for 35 years, principally involved in civil litigation in various types of commercial cases, construction-related suits and arbitration, land matters, and administrative law disputes. He was the Senior Partner at Messrs Zain & Co before being appointed as a Judicial Commissioner in October 2009. He was elevated as Judge of the High Court in August 2011, and as a Judge of the Court of Appeal in September 2013. He retired from the Bench at the end of January 2017.

He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He is presently on the Panel of Mediators, Adjudicators and Arbitrators of the Kuala Lumpur Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”).

Registration must be accompanied with payment to guarantee your place and is on a first-come first served basis.

Members are allowed to redeem their event vouchers worth RM30.00 per event on a “first come first served basis” limited to the first five [5] registered participants only. The vouchers are transferable. If you are redeeming a voucher belonging to someone else, kindly provide the particulars of the original voucher holder (Name and BC member No.). Members will be required to e-mail the particulars of the voucher holder and name of the participant three [3] days prior to the event to for verification process. If the voucher has already been redeemed, JBC reserves the absolute right to claim from the member for the costs of the event.

CPD points and Certificate of attendance will be given upon completion of the whole session to participants who have attended until the end of the event.

Payment can be made by direct deposit or internet banking to:
Bank: CIMB Bank Berhad
Account no.: 80-0933164-8

Please direct all correspondence (including completed registration form and proof of payment) to the Muar Bar Room or Johore Bar Secretariat by email to or by fax to 07-276 1188 not later than Wednesday, 19th September 2018.



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