Malaysia-Section 29(3) of the Legal Profession Act 1976

Section 29(3) of the Legal Profession Act 1976





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Circular No 261/2012
Dated 13 Dec 2012

To Members of the Malaysian Bar

Section 29(3) of the Legal Profession Act 1976

Members who have yet to receive their Practising Certificates are advised to take note of section 29(3) of the Legal Profession Act 1976 ("LPA") which provides that if a Member has duly complied with section 29(1) of the LPA (relating to the application for Practising Certificates) "in the month of January of any year, the practising certificate issued to him in respect of that year shall be deemed to have been in operation from the 1st day of January of that year".

Members may appear in court and carry on with their legal practice in January 2013 even if they have not received their Practising Certificates, provided they comply with section 29(3) of the LPA.

Thank you.

Tony Woon Yeow Thong
Secretary 
Malaysian Bar


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