Conducting Criminal Appeals

16 Nov 2020 - Mon / 1 day / 3:00pm - 5:00pm / CPD Live webinar at Zoom

This CPD Live webinar looks into how to conduct a criminal trial.

Law Student: RM 0
Member: RM 20
Non-Member: RM 60
Pupil in Chambers: RM 0
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 2
Event Code:


Upon successful registration, a link to the CPD Live webinar will be emailed to registered participants only. Registration will close at 3:00 pm, on 13 Nov 2020 (Friday).

No additional registration will be accepted once the closing date has passed, or if the CPD Live webinar is full.

The CPD Department may not permit future registration if you fail to attend a CPD Live webinar after registering unless you provide an acceptable and valid reason(s).

This CPD Live webinar will focus on the following:

(1) An overview on conducting appeals;
(2) Procedures, preparation for and conducting of appeals;
(3) Pitfalls to lookout for and general advice on handling appeals;
(4) Exposition of the law governing the conduct of appeals in criminal matters;
(5) Discussion on various practical issues faced by the litigators in conducting an appeal; and
(6) Analysis of the procedural requirements to expose the multitude of technicalities inherent in appellate practice.


Muhammad Rafique Rashid Ali read Law at the International Islamic University Malaysia (“IIUM”) and graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree in 2001.

Rafique is an active Member of the Bar and has been a Member of the Bar Council for two terms (2019/2020 and 2020/2021), successfully elected from the floor. He is currently the CoChairperson of the following Bar Council Committees: Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (“IPCMC”) Committee, Sports Committee and Criminal Law Committee.

Rafique is a regular speaker at Bar events and has an effusive attitude when it comes to advocacy and courtroom skills. He is also an avid trainer of advocacy courses, ever willing to impart knowledge to other Members of the Bar.

He acts as counsel for appellate briefs and issues pertaining to criminal law and human rights. He still takes on court-assigned capital punishment matters, and at times still walks into courtrooms on a pro bono basis

Terms and Conditions

A Step-By-Step Guide to Join the CPD Live Webinar

(1) For seamless streaming, download the Zoom app
You will be given a webinar ID and a password to join CPD Live Webinar once your registration has been confirmed.

(2) Log in to Zoom, and provide your username
For Members of the Bar or pupils-in-chambers, use the format below for identification purposes when prompted:

Full name (as per NRIC) | Bar Council membership number or petition number

For non-members, provide your full name only.

(3) Setup your space
Ensure that you have a strong Internet connection. You may use an earpiece for clarity.

(4) Mute your microphone
When CPD Live is ongoing, please mute your microphone on Zoom at all times to ensure there is no interruption from your end.

(5) You may raise questions during the Question-and-Answer session only
Please take note that no speaking is allowed when the CPD Live Webinar is taking place.

If you wish to raise a question, please type in the chat box and the speaker will respond accordingly.

(6) Please, do not do this
Screen recording, sharing the webinar ID and password links, reproducing the content of the CPD Live Session on any platform are strictly not allowed.

Any unregistered person may be removed without prior notice, and no CPD point will be awarded. Failure to adhere to this may result in disciplinary action by the Bar Council.


Event Policy

Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.

For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.


Cancellations must be made in writing.

If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.


Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:

  • Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
  • No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.

The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.


You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.


CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.


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  • Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
  • No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
  • No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).



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