CPD Direct Access: A mentorship programme

10 Feb 2020 - Mon / 1 day / 3:00pm - 5:00pm / Training Room, Bar Council PII and Risk Management, Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia, 6th Floor, 2 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

CPD Direct Access is a new mentorship programme, which aims to help young lawyers to achieve their potential through guidance and constructive feedback from senior lawyers that would support them in their professional development and personal growth.

Highlight: Our website is under maintenance. For registration, please send your details (event title, name, BC number/petition number/NRIC, firm/organisation, phone number, and email address) to cpd@malaysianbar.org.my
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 2
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Registration fees
These special rates are only for this inaugural session of the CPD Direct Access programme.

Members of the Bar | RM25
Members Admitted from 1 July 2011 | RM25
Law Students and Pupils in Chambers | RM25

Registration for the event will begin at 2:00 pm

CPD Direct Access is a new mentorship programme, which aims to help young lawyers to achieve their potential through guidance and constructive feedback from senior lawyers that would support them in their professional development and personal growth.

Each 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 are able to learn from each other. Mentees learn from the experiences and knowledge of their mentors, and mentors learn to see from the mentees’ perspectives.

Come and join us in this first session of CPD Direct Access! You will have direct access to senior Members of the Bar.


Richard Wee Thiam Seng

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 Organization (“SEARADO”) (2018) for Result Management for Anti-Doping.

Karen Cheah Yee Lynn

Karen Cheah Yee Lynn has been highly active in the Bar Council over the last 7 years. She has an LLB degree from the University of London and the Certificate of Legal Practice. Admitted to the Bar in 1995, she is passionate about the Bar and its multitude causes — believing that more can be done for the Members of the Bar, the legal profession, the rule of law and regarding public interest issues.

Karen served as the Honorary Secretary of the Bar Council from March 2015 until March 2017, and prior to that, served as the Treasurer from March 2013 until March 2015. She was the Chairman of the Malacca Bar Committee from 2012 until 2015, and has chaired various committees of the Bar Council including the Legal Profession Committee, the Finance Committee, the Ad Hoc Committee for the Amendments to the Legal Profession Act, and the Organising Committee of the International Malaysian Law Conference 2018. She currently chairs the Constitutional Law Committee and the Corporate and Commercial Law Committee.

Karen’s prior background centred in an all-rounded practice of general litigation, but is now focused on corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisition, regulatory compliance, information technology and data privacy, aircraft financing, and transactional matters. Her experience in contentious matters adds to her abilities in the corporate and commercial practice.

Karen speaks regularly at various local and international platforms on various issues such as anti-money laundering laws, electronic commerce, technology and the legal profession, current issues on legal ethics, child rights and topical practice areas.

Pushpa Ratnam

Pushpa Ratnam was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1994. She served the London Magistracy as a Legal Adviser to Magistrates from 1989 to 1994. During her five years in service, she gained experience in the area of family and criminal law in the United Kingdom. This has been enhanced by her continued assistance in various local and international women’s groups and organisations. She then continued to focus in the practice area of family law.

In the course of her legal practice, she has presented several papers at national forums, and spoken at various forums organised by State Bar Committees and the Bar Council, on issues relating to family law, domestic violence, and gender. She was part of the inaugural group that attended the Training of Trainers on child rights and has since then, been an active child rights trainer in Malaysia. She has been a member of the Bar Council Professional Standards Development Committee for several years now and has done many talks, training sessions, seminars, and workshops in family law throughout Malaysia.

Farez Jinnah

Farez Jinnah is a practising lawyer in Selangor, Malaysia. He practises primarily in dispute resolution in the areas of practice of corporate, commercial, civil, and criminal litigation. He also provides pre-dispute and management advisory services towards minimising and managing litigation risks.

Farez is currently a Selangor Bar Committee member, heading both its Young Lawyers and Pupils sub-committee and Professional Standards and Development sub-committee. He also provides mentorship for current Malaysian students reading law at his alma mater, University of Leeds. He has been a member of the Bar Council Constitutional Law Committee and was also a member of the Bar Council Human Rights Committee.

Terms and Conditions

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 at least 48 hours prior to the event.

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 cancellation is notified to the organiser three business days before the event.
  • No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is notified to the organiser less than three business days from the event.

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).



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