CPD Direct Access is a mentorship programme that aims to help young lawyers achieve their potential through guidance and constructive feedback from senior lawyers who would support them in their professional development and personal growth.
Each CPD Direct Access session will feature different mentors who will offer an opportunity for young lawyers to expand their knowledge and network with diverse practice areas. Mentorship is a reciprocal process, where both mentees and mentors can learn from each other. Mentees will learn from the experience and knowledge of their mentors, and mentors will learn to see from the mentees’ perspectives.
Come and join us in this ﬁrst webinar session of CPD Direct Access!
Rajashree Suppiah has an LLB degree from the University of London and has been in practice since 1997. As an experienced litigator, she has been involved in many areas of practice including contentious matrimonial matters and cross-border custody disputes. She serves on the Family Law Committee and is a trainer for the Bar Council Advocacy Training Courses. She is a trained collaborative professional who is keen to encourage collaborative practice as an alternative dispute resolution option in family matters. She is also member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (“IACP”), an international community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centred processes for resolving conflict. Currently, she also serves on the Diversity Equality and Inclusion Committee of IACP.
Desmond Ho Chee Cheong was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2001 and is currently a partner of Desmond Ho & Associates.
Presently, Desmond serves as the Secretary of the Selangor Bar Committee and is an Industrial Advisor for the Law Faculty of Multimedia University, Melaka.
Desmond has served as the Co-Chairperson of the following Bar Council Committees: International Malaysia Law Conference 2020 Organising Committee, Court Liaison Committee, and Corporate and Commercial Law Committee.
Desmond was the Chairperson of the Malacca Bar Committee, Deputy Chairperson of the International Professional Services Committee, Legal Advisor for the Malaysian Consultative Council for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism, and a member of the Focus Group on Enforcing Contracts World Bank Report for Malaysia, among others.
Marisa Regina Mohd Aris Rizal Christopher Fernando is the sole proprietor of Aris Rizal Christopher Fernando & Co. She is a graduate of the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and obtained the Certificate of Legal Practice (University of Malaya) in 1998. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1999.
Marisa’s area of practice presently is mainly civil litigation. She is currently a member of the Negeri Sembilan Bar Committee where she chairs the Professional Practice Committee, and she is a member of Bar Council Professional Standards and Development Committee. She has previously served as a member of several Bar Council committees including the National Young Lawyer’s Committee and LawCare Committee, and has helped to organise several law conferences for the Bar Council.
Marisa also serves on the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board. She firmly believes in acting without fear or favour.
Richard Wee Thiam Seng was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1999. He has 20 years of experience in the legal industry and his practice areas are criminal defence, cyberlaw, medical law, sports and e-sports law, and trust law.
He holds a certiﬁcate in Strategic Conﬂict Management for Professionals awarded by the Singapore Mediation Centre (2011), a certiﬁcate of attendance for the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre workshop (2014) awarded by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (now known as the Asian International Arbitration Centre, “AIAC”), and a certiﬁcate from the Southeast Asia Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (“SEARADO”) (2018) for Result Management for Anti-Doping. He qualified in 1988 with a First Class Honours degree in law from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and in 1991 with a LLM degree from the University of Cambridge. He was conferred a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2008, upon completion of study at Keble College Oxford.
He has been practising law in Malaysia since 1999, focusing on corporate insolvency, commercial and shipping litigation and disputes. He represents diverse Malaysian and foreign corporations and commercial interests in the High Court and Appellate Courts of Malaysia.
Terms and Conditions
A Step-By-Step Guide to Join the Webinar
(1) For seamless streaming, download the Zoom app
You will be given a webinar ID and a password to join the 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 the webinar 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 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 webinar 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.
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.
The personal information that you provide to the Bar Council, whether now or in the future, may be used, recorded, stored, disclosed or otherwise processed by or on behalf of the Bar Council for the purposes of facilitation and organisation of this event, research and audit, maintenance of a participant database for the promotion of this event, and such ancillary services as may be relevant.
- 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).