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2019 Malaysian Bar Payments Required under the Legal Profession Act 1976

This is to inform of the annual subscription, contribution, prescribed fee and levies for 2019 are now due and payable. Circular No. 079/2019
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Arahan Amalan Ketua Hakim Negara Bil 1/2019

This is to notify that the Arahan Amalan Bil 1/2019 came into operation with immediate effect from 14 Feb 2019. Circular No. 055/2019
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

New Ruling: Contract Of or For Service between Master and Pupil

This is to notify that the Bar Council has adopted Ruling 10.09, wherein a master shall not, under any circumstance, enter into any contract of or for service, with his/her pupil. This Ruling takes effect on 18 Feb 2019. Circular No. 027/2019
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Amendment to Ruling 14.23 of the Rules and Rulings of the Bar Council

This is to notify that pursuant to Section 57(a) of the Legal Profession Act 1976, the Bar Council has amended Ruling 14.23, as proposed by the Bar Council Legal Profession Committee. Circular No. 008/2019
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Proposed New Act to Govern the Legal Profession Submitted to the Attorney General

In the light of the numerous amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 (LPA) that were proposed by the Bar Council, the Attorney General requested that the Bar Council submit a proposed new Act to the Attorney General's Chambers. Various Working Groups were set up under the Bar Council Committee to Reform the Legal Sector (CRLS), to review t ...
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Practising without a Practising Certificate after 31 Dec 2018

This is to remind the members of the Malaysian Bar who wish to continue their practice but have yet to submit their Sijil Annual and Practising Certificate (SAPC) 2019 applications to take immediate steps to submit their applications online. Circular No. 304/2018
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Relocation of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Secretariat and Auditorium

This Circular notifies the relocation of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Secretariat and Auditorium to Wisma Badan and it will be fully operational at the new premises from 26 Nov 2018. Circular No. 278/2018
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Implementation of the E-Review Module in Court of Appeal and Federal Court

This is to notify the implementation of the e-Review Module in the Court of Appeal and Federal Court from 22 Oct 2018. The e-Review is an online forum within the e-Court System which enables judicial officers and legal representatives in a case to conduct case management via exchange of written messages without having to attend court. Circular No. ...
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Practice Direction on Dealing with Criminal Documents Electronically Throughout Courts of Malaysia

This is to notify the members of the Malaysian Bar that the Practice Direction of the Chief Justice No 2 of 2018 pertaining to documents in criminal proceedings in courts throughout Malaysia came into operation on 20 Aug 2018. Circular No. 241/2018
Date: 04 October 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Practice Direction on the Preparation of Reports Under Section 281 of the Criminal Procedure Code

This is to notify that the practice direction of the Chief Justice No. 3 of 2018 on the preparation of reports under Section 281 of the Criminal Procedure Code is made available for reference purpose. Circular No. 243/2018
Date: 04 October 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Revocation of Ruling 2.07 of the Rules and Rulings of the Bar Council

This is to notify that the Bar Council has revoked Ruling 2.07 of the Rules and Rulings of the Bar Council, which relates to the naming of buildings after law firms with effect from 1 Oct 2018. Circular No. 237/2018
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Update on E-Filing: Digital Certificate and Token

This is to notify that with the implementation of the Sales and Services Tax with effect from 1 Sept 2018, members must use new application forms in order to purchase the digital certificate and token from the vendor, Augmented Technology Sdn Bhd. Circular No. 210/2018
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Locations of the High Court of Malaya (Civil and Criminal Divisions) in Shah Alam and Klang

This is to notify the new location of the High Court of Malaya (Civil and Criminal Divisions) in Shah Alam and Klang as mentioned in Lampiran A, with effect from 1 Sept 2018. Circular No. 208/2018
Date: 03 September 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Court Punctuality and Court Attires to be Observed by Advocates & Solicitors Appearing in Court

This is to notify the members to attend court proceedings on time and to inform the court interpreters earlier to stand down the matter to a definite time in case they have to appear in more than one court at the same time. The dress code for advocates & solicitors appearing in Court is to be complied with. Circular No. 43/18
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Johore Bar Committee

Arahan Amalan Ketua Hakim Negara Bil 1 Tahun 2018

This Circular is to notify that Arahan Amalan Ketua Hakim Negara Bil. 1 Tahun 2018 dated 25 Apr 2018, pertaining to filing guidelines and payment of allocatur fees are made available for reference and the same has come into operation. Circular No. 134/2018
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Arahan Penempatan dan Arahan Pertukaran Yang Arif Hakim/ Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman Mahkamah Tinggi Sabah dan Sarawak

This Circular is to notify the placements of Y.A. Puan Supang Lian and Y.A. Dr. Lim Hock Leng with effect from 1 June 2018, and Y.A. Tuan Ravinthran a/l N. Paramaguru and Y.A. Puan Celestina Stuel Galid with effect from 15 June 2018 (Friday). Circular No. 142/2018
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

E-Filing: Case Codes when Filing a New Case

This is to notify the members of the Bar that the Arahan Amalan Bil 7 Tahun 2013 is made available for reference. Circular No. 24/18
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Johore Bar Committee

E-filing: Case Codes When Filing a New Case

Arahan Amalan Bil 6 Tahun 2013 from Pejabat Ketua Pendaftar is made available for reference to ensure that correct Case Codes are being used. Circular No. 20/18
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Johore Bar Committee

Usage of New Format/ Template for Quotations of Legal Fees

This is to inform the Members of the Malaysian Bar that the usage of the new format/ template for quotations of legal fees took effect on 1 May 2018. Circular No. 116/2018
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Exemption on the Use of Old Seals by Commissioners for Oaths

This Circular is to inform members of the Malaysian Bar that the official stand of the Pejabat Pengarah Tanah dan Galian Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (Federal Territories Director of Lands and Mines Office Kuala Lumpur, “PPTG WPKL”) is that it will allow the usage of the old seals by the Commissioners for Oaths until 31 De ...
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

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