The Bar Council Child Rights Committee (“CRC”), in collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands, is organising an advanced training on practical skills and ethical issues involving the representation of children in conflict with law, and the representation of children in custody proceedings. This training is open to members of the Malaysian Bar, the Advocates Association of Sarawak, and the Sabah Law Society.
This is a follow-up training to the Elementary Training on the Ethical Representation of Children in Malaysia, and will be conducted by trainers from CRC.
As this is an intensive training programme, only 24 participants will be selected, based on the criteria listed below:
- Experience (or a demonstrated interest) in representing children, or interest in criminal or civil cases involving children;
- Good reputation within the profession (no pending cases of dishonesty or any violation of rights of children, including molestation);
- Experience in facilitation or training delivery, including experience in (or openness to) using participatory training approaches;
- Willingness to commit to supporting the professional development of lawyers throughout Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, through training;
- Participation in any committees or events of the Bar Council, Advocates Association of Sarawak or Sabah Law Society; and
- Minimum of two years in active practice; and
- Previous attendance at the Elementary Training on the Ethical Representation of Children in Malaysia organised by CRC