CPD Live | Artificial Intelligence and Legal Practice

5 Nov 2020 - Thu / 1 day / 11:00am - 12:30pm / CPD Live webinar at Zoom

This CPD Live webinar will explore how AI affected legal practice in Malaysia thus far.

Highlight: Due to overwhelming responses, we are unable to accept new registration for this webinar. However, you may view it live via our Malaysian Bar Facebook Page on the day of the webinar.
Law Student: RM 0
Member: RM 0
Non-Member: RM 0
Pupil in Chambers: RM 0
Organisers: Bar Council

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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 4 Nov 2020 (Wednesday).

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).

The Bar Council Cyberlaw Committee, in collaboration with the Bar Council Continuing Professional Development Department, is proud to present the Artificial Intelligence Series. This series is aimed at helping participants understand contemporary issues related to the intersection of law and artificial intelligence (“AI”).

AI has been a popular buzzword in the past year, with it being a tool that has been used in various industries to improve speed, quality, and functionality. It is said to be a disruptive force for commercial benefit and human efficiency.

How has AI affected legal practice in Malaysia thus far? How would the legal profession and legal practice evolve with the utilisation of AI in legal practice? What are the practice areas that would be impacted by the utilisation of AI in the foreseeable future? What does this mean for the current and future lawyers in Malaysia?

Join us as our speakers explore these questions with perspectives from the Bench and the Malaysian Bar.


Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima David Wong Dak Wah
Former Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak

His Lordship was born in Sandakan, Sabah. In 1976, His Lordship graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree majoring in Accountancy from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. In the following year, His Lordship also obtained a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from the same university. From 1978 to 1979, His Lordship was attached to a public accounting firm in Sydney as a qualified auditor. In 1979, His Lordship was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law of the New South Wales Supreme Court in Australia.

In 1980, His Lordship was admitted to the Sabah Bar and he practised as an advocate and solicitor in Sandakan until 1992. His Lordship then practised in Sydney until 1996. In 1997, His Lordship returned to Sandakan to continue practising as an advocate and solicitor in Peter Loh & Co. until 2005. On 29 Sept 2005, His Lordship was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Kuching, and on 11 Apr 2007, as Judge at the High Court of Kuching. On 15 Jan 2009, His Lordship was appointed as Judge at the High Court of Kota Kinabalu. On 24 Oct 2009, His Lordship was conferred the “Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu, Sabah” (“PGDK”) which carries the title “Datuk”, by the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah. His Lordship was elevated as Judge of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia on 8 Jan 2013, a position which His Lordship held until 27 Apr 2018.

His Lordship was elevated as Judge of the Federal Court of Malaysia, which functions as the highest Court in the judicial hierarchy of Malaysia, on 27 Apr 2018. On 11 Jul 2018, His Lordship was sworn in by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia to the Office of Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak (“CJSS”) as the fifth Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak. His Lordship was awarded the “Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu,Sabah” (“SPDK”), which carries the title “Datuk Seri Panglima”, and which is the highest award in Sabah, on 6 Oct 2018.

On 19 Feb 2020, His Lordship officially retired as the CJSS upon reaching the mandatory retirement age. On 9 Sept 2019, His Lordship was awarded the “Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Setia Mahkota” (“PSM”), which carries the title “Tan Sri”, by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

Leon Gan Han Chen, Partner, Halim Hong & Quek

Leon’s main area of practice is in real estate and banking. He also handles corporate and commercial matters and has advised and represented clients on mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and review and drafting corporate and commercial agreements.

He is also a Bar Council IT, Innovation & Future in Technology (“FIT”) Committee Member.

Adlin Abdul Majid, Partner, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Adlin is a Partner of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (“TMT”) Practice Group. After qualifying as an advocate and solicitor, she commenced her legal career in civil and commercial litigation. In 2002, she left legal practice to join the agency responsible for the Multimedia Super Corridor initiative and the development of the information and communications technology industry in Malaysia.

Since returning to legal practice in 2011, Adlin has advised clients on a range of information and communications technology issues, including drafting and negotiating agreements for network facilities and services, business process outsourcing, cloud computing and software-as-a-service. Adlin also advises on regulatory issues relating to technology, such as the digitisation of businesses, e-commerce and internet-of-things, which cover laws such as the Electronic Commerce Act 2006 and the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.

Adlin was recently ranked as a “Leading Lawyer” in TMT by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 ranking. She is also a contributor to several notable publications.


Sarah Yong Li Hsien, Advocate and Solicitor, Lo Chambers

Sarah Yong is an active Member of the Bar practising in civil litigation. During her law studies, she was employed as an officer of the Practitioners Affairs Department at the Bar Council and was the officer in charge of the Bar Council IT & Cyberlaw Committee upon its revival in 2015. She is currently the youngest member in the Bar Council Cyberlaw Committee.

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