The Bar Council Child Rights Committee (“CRC”) invites members of the Penang Bar to participate in an elementary course on the representation of children in Malaysia. The one-day event will cover the following modules:
Module 1: Introduction and Approaches to Representing a Child
Module 2: Representing a Child in Conflict with the Law
Module 3: Sexual Offences Against Children / Special Guidelines
Module 4: Representing a Child in Family Custody Proceedings
The updated training modules provide participants with an overview of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 as well as the Special Guidelines to be utilised in the Court for Sexual Offences Against Children. This course aims to equip practitioners with the basic tools required to represent children in either criminal or civil proceedings and, in particular, to assist the Malaysian Bar in holding watching briefs and providing, where necessary, pro bono support to the children.
This elementary course will pave the way for an intensive training session aimed at developing child rights practitioners and future trainers.
Ajeet Kaur, Messrs Gerard Samuel & Associates
Ajeet Kaur is a graduate of the University of London and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1996. Ajeet is well-rounded in her practice in civil, commercial and family litigation. She is a partner at Messrs Gerard Samuel & Associates, Co-Chairperson of CRC since 2016, and member of the Bar Council Court Liaison Committee. Ajeet was selected by the Malaysian Government to be on the special task force to advise on the drafting of laws, policies and standard operating procedures to ensure protection of children in Malaysia. Ajeet has been trained as a trainer under the Training of Trainers for Ethical Representation of Children in Conflict with the Law, and for Custody and Adoption Proceedings (“Training of Trainers”) organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (“UNICEF”)
in collaboration with the Bar Council, and conducted by the Canadian Bar Association. She has conducted training sessions throughout Malaysia for Members of the Bar, the public, legal offcers, and judges.
Srividhya Ganapathy, Messrs Muhendaran Sri
Srividhya Ganapathy is a graduate of the University of Glamorgan, and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1996. Her areas of legal practice include civil litigation, family law, and conveyancing. She has a passion for child rights, and has been the Co-Chairperson of CRC since its inception in 2016. She is a member of the special task force formed by the Government to improve child protection in Malaysia, and advises on reforms to the laws on child protection in Malaysia. She has been an active member of the Bar Council Court Liaison Committee since 2014. She has been involved in conducting training sessions and seminars, and has been invited as a speaker for various organisations.
Pushpa Ratnam, Messrs Hakem Arabi & Associates
Pushpa Ratnam was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1994. She served the London Judiciary as a Legal Adviser to Magistrates from 1989 to 1994. During her ve years in service, she gained signicant 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 practise in the 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.
Lee Teong Hooi, Messrs Lee Tan & Associates
Lee Teong Hooi is a graduate of the University of London and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2005. His areas of legal practice include general matters, and family and criminal litigation. Teong Hooi is an active member of CRC. He was part of the inaugural group that attended the Training of Trainers.
Terms and Conditions
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