Malaysia-Invitation to Provide Feedback on Proposed Revised Legal Profession Act 1976

Invitation to Provide Feedback on Proposed Revised Legal Profession Act 1976







Circular No 280/2018
Dated 19 Nov 2018

To Members of the Malaysian Bar

Invitation to Provide Feedback on Proposed Revised Legal Profession Act 1976

We refer to Circular No 174/2018 dated 17 July 2018, entitled "Invitation to Provide Feedback Regarding Revamp to the Legal Profession Act 1976", where we informed Members that during a meeting with the Attorney General, the Bar Council raised the issue of the need for amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 ("LPA").

In light of the numerous amendments to the LPA that are being proposed by the Bar Council, the Attorney General requested that the Bar Council submit a proposed revamped LPA to the Attorney General's Chambers.

The task to revamp the LPA is being spearheaded by the Bar Council Committee to Reform the Legal Sector ("CRLS").  Various working groups have been set up under this committee, to review the existing LPA and consider views from Members of the Bar.  This phase of the work of CRLS and its working groups has culminated in a draft of the proposed revised LPA. 

We invite Members to provide feedback on the draft revamped LPA, which is attached and also accessible here.  Kindly submit your input by email to reform@malaysianbar.org.my, on or before 5 Dec 2018 (Wednesday).

The Bar Council is organising consultations in various states in order to brief Members regarding the proposed revised LPA and to obtain their feedback. The first series of consultations will take place as follows:

No State Date Time
(1) Malacca 21 Nov 2018 (Wednesday) 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
(2) Johore 22 Nov 2018 (Thursday) 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
(3) Negeri Sembilan 23 Nov 2018 (Friday) 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
(4) Kuala Lumpur 24 Nov 2018 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
(5) Kelantan 25 Nov 2018 (Sunday) 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
(6) Penang 26 Nov 2018 (Monday) 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

For details of the consultations, including information on registration, please refer to Circular No 277/2018 dated 15 Nov 2018, entitled "State-Level Consultations with Members of the Bar: Revamp of the LPA (21 to 26 Nov 2018)". 

We will notify Members regarding additional consultations, once they are confirmed.

We encourage Members to actively participate in this process of engagement by attending the consultations, and providing feedback at those events or by email as described above.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Najwa Hamid, Officer, by email at reform@malaysianbar.org.my, or by telephone at 03-2050 2102.

Thank you.

George Varughese and Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari
Co-Chairpersons
Committee to Reform the Legal Sector

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1 Attachment

Draft Revamped Legal Profession Act 1976.pdf








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