This webinar will discuss, among others, reference to a matrimonial tribunal or conciliatory body, joint petition for divorce, contested/single petition for divorce, petition for divorce under section 51 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, judicial separation petition, decree nisi, and more.
Lalitha Menon graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Malaya in 1981. She served as a Magistrate in Georgetown, Penang for more than three years, handling mainly civil and criminal cases, maintenance applications, juvenile cases, and death inquests. She has also lectured and tutored part-time on “Law for the Social Worker” at the Social Science Faculty of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang in the early 1980s. She has practised as an advocate and solicitor for more than 36 years, her areas of practice being mainly in civil and family law cases. She is a certified Mediator of the Bar Council's Malaysian Mediation Centre. She has been an appointed Member of the Pardons Board of Penang since 2009.
Lalitha is a former Chairperson of the Penang Bar Committee, a former member of the Bar Council, a former President of the Women’s Centre for Change (“WCC”), and a current member of Bar Council Family Law Committee. She now sits on the General Committee of WCC and heads its Advocacy sub-committee.
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