Thursday, October 25, 2007

Region’s young lawyers to meet

The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Young lawyers from the region will gather here to discuss the setting up of an alliance and issues affecting them at the South-East Asian Young Lawyers Convention.

The convention will be held on the final day of the Bar Council’s 14th Malaysia Law Conference from Oct 29-31. (Please click here to download the Programme and the Registration form for the Malaysian Law Conference.)

“This is the first time young lawyers – defined as having fewer than seven years of working experience – from Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei and Malaysia, will meet to exchange ideas and look into issues that affect them such as pay and practice specialisation,” said conference organising chairman Roger Tan.

Topics for discussion at the convention include Constitutional Law, Trade and Globalisation, Islamic Commercial Law, Local Government, Housing and Land laws, Intellectual Property and Protection of Heritage laws.

“The topics at the forum are aimed at examining the development of our laws after 50 years of independence as well as reflecting our achievements.

“It will also generate discussions for the way forward in the next 50 years,” a statement from the Bar said.

Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah will open the biennial conference.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will deliver a keynote address.

“It is perhaps the first time in the 60-year history of the Bar Council that its event is graced by a Ruler and the Head of the Executive,” the statement read.

Eminent speakers, both local and foreign from the Bar, Bench, Attorney-General’s Chambers, Judicial and Legal Services, corporate sectors, local universities, non-governmental organisations and foreign Bar associations are expected to participate.

For more details, visit or contact Syirin at 20313003, ext 160.

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