The Women’s Rights Committee (“WRC”) was set up in 2020, signalling the Malaysian Bar’s commitment in advancing women’s rights.
This year, to celebrate International Women’s Day, WRC will focus on this topic: Legal Practice Perspectives of Young Women Today — The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
The talk show style discussion will touch on pertinent issues such as salary discrepancies, barriers for promotion, the glass ceiling, sexual harassment, and the myth that criminal practice is not for young women lawyers.
PRE-RECORDED INTERVIEW | Reflections on Leadership at the Malaysian Bar
KAREN CHEAH YEE LYNN, President, Malaysian Bar
Adly Zulkefly graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree and a Diploma in Syarie Legal Practice (“DSLP”) from International Islamic University Malaysia (“IIUM”). He is currently a senior associate in Shahrizan and Co. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2020.
Adly is passionate about advocacy and gender equality, and provides pro bono legal representation for domestic violence survivors. He is currently a member of WRC, the Young Society for Construction Law Malaysia (“YSCL”), the Society for Construction Law Malaysia, and the Young Practitioners Group of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (“YPGAIAC”). He is the Asia Pacific representative of the Young Practitioners Group of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (“Young ITA”).
Tiara Katrina Fuad was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister-at-Law in 2016 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya the following year. She is currently a senior legal associate in Gobind Singh Deo & Co.
Tiara has served as a member of WRC, the Bar Council Criminal Law Committee, and the Bar Council Task Force on Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission.
Marisa Regina obtained her law degree from University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Thereafter, she obtained the Certificate of Legal Practice (“CLP”) from University of Malaya. Since being admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, she has been practising at Aris Rizal Christopher Fernando & Co.
Marisa has experience in civil and criminal litigation, having worked closely with Christopher Fernando in several high-profile cases. Marisa is presently a member of the Bar Council and the Negeri Sembilan Bar Representative to the Bar Council. She serves as Deputy Chairperson of the Bar Council International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2023 Organising Committee and Co-Deputy Chairperson of the Bar Council Professional Standards and Development Committee. She has previously served as a member of several Bar Council committees including the National Young Lawyers Committee and the LawCare Committee, and has also assisted the Bar Council in organising several law conferences. Marisa believes in fighting for justice and acting without fear or favour.
Norliza Rasool Khan is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya with over 22 years of experience and is the founder of Liza Khan Chambers. She practises primarily in corporate and commercial advisory and dispute resolution. She serves on the Board of Voice of the Children Sdn Bhd.
Liza is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, the Asian International Arbitration Centre, and the Asian International of Alternative Dispute Resolution. As the Past Chairperson of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Gender Equality and Diversity Committee for 2020, Liza was
instrumental in drafting a proposed ruling on sexual harassment and policy on sexual harassment to be adopted by law firms in Kuala Lumpur. Liza is the current Co-Deputy Chairperson of WRC and the Co-Chairperson of the Bar Council Arbitration Committee. She is also a member and mentor of the Association of Women Lawyers Malaysia.
Farah Shuhadah Razali is a partner in Zul Rafique & Partners. Farah has experience in a wide range of commercial litigation, including companies or corporate disputes involving shareholders and directors, contractual disputes involving mergers and acquisitions of companies and contractual disputes.
Recently, Farah was listed by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a “Recommended Lawyer” in dispute resolution for the year 2023. In appreciation for all the opportunities and past training, Farah pays it forward by serving as a judge in various moot competitions held yearly and is a member of WRC and the Bar Council Court Liaison Committee.
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