Malaysia-Call for Nominations for the Malaysian Bar Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

Call for Nominations for the Malaysian Bar Lifetime Achievement Award 2017






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Circular No 206/2016
Dated 14 Sept 2016
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Call for Nominations for the Malaysian Bar Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
The Malaysian Bar Lifetime Achievement Award ("MBLAA") was established to honour current or former Members of the Malaysian Bar who have demonstrated dedication and exemplary service, in addition to making outstanding and significant contributions to the Malaysian Bar.  The MBLAA is awarded based on whether the contributions — in leadership, groundwork or exemplary practice — have had a historical and lasting impact on the legal profession in Malaysia and the community at large.
The MBLAA 2017 will be presented to any deserving individual, or posthumously to their next of kin, at the Malaysian Bar Annual Dinner and Dance 2017, to be held at 7:00 pm, at Majestic Ballroom, Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, on 18 March 2017 (Saturday).
Eligibility Criteria
(1)        Nominations may be made on behalf of any qualified individual, living or deceased at the time of the nomination, who is or was a Member of the Malaysian Bar.
(2)        There are no restrictions with regard to race, descent, place of birth, gender, geographic location, or religious or political views.
(3)        Institutions or organisations are not eligible for the MBLAA.
Nomination Process
(1)        Nominations may be made by any Member of the Malaysian Bar, presently holding a valid Practising Certificate, other than the candidate himself or herself.
(2)        Nominations must consist of:
(a)        A Nomination Letter.  The nomination letter must be addressed to the "Malaysian Bar Lifetime Achievement Award Selection Committee, Bar Council Malaysia".  The nomination letter must be written in English or Bahasa Malaysia and include a brief biodata, curriculum vitae or write-up of the candidate, and full contact details of the nominator.  The nomination letter should not exceed 500 words;
(b)        A Summary Statement.  The summary statement must bear a concise description of the dedication and exemplary service demonstrated by the candidate and his or her contribution(s), whether in leadership, groundwork or exemplary practice, that have had a historical and lasting impact on the legal profession in Malaysia and the community at large.  The summary statement should not exceed 1,000 words; and
(c)        Details of referees, or any supporting materials (optional).
(3)        Candidates will be considered by the MBLAA Selection Committee, which consists of senior Members of the Malaysian Bar.
Nominations must be submitted by 14 Oct 2016 (Friday) by:
(1)        email to ruhil@malaysianbar.org.my; or
(2)        fax to 03-2031 2852; or
(3)        hand delivery or post to Malaysian Bar Lifetime Achievement Award Selection Committee, Bar Council Malaysia (Attn: Ruhil Amal Abdul Razak), 15 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.
Nominators are requested to maintain the confidentiality of the nomination process and refrain from informing the candidate concerned about his or her nomination.  Please be informed that there is no restriction on the number of candidates who may be nominated by any individual Member, or the number of nominators who may write or sign a single nomination letter on behalf of a candidate.
Should you have any enquiries, kindly contact Ruhil Amal Abdul Razak by telephone at 03-2050 2021, or by email at ruhil@malaysianbar.org.my.
Thank you.
M Ramachelvam
Chairperson
Malaysian Bar Lifetime Achievement Award Selection Committee
This circular may also be accessed here.






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