Workshop on Sharpen Your Skills to Write for the Malaysian Bar

10 Jul 2018 - Tue / 1 day / 1:00pm - 5:00pm / Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia (Formerly known as Wisma Straits Trading) Unit 2-02A, 2nd Floor 2 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Wonder about how to contribute your writing skills? Think no more. This workshop introduces you to writing opportunities with the Bar Council that would enable you to enhance your professional profile, and establish credentials as a writer in your own field.

Highlight: Registration for this event is closed. Walk-in registrations will not be entertained.
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD: Bridges
CPD Points: 3
Event Code:


Registration will begin at 12:30 pm.

Is there a writer in you waiting to be unleashed? This is an opportunity to discover writing opportunities within the Bar Council that will enable you to:

  • raise your professional profile
  • establish your credentials as a writer in your field
  • get paid!

Types of writing opportunities:

  • Writing for Praxis: Chronicle of the Malaysian Bar
  • Writing for the soon-to-be-launched mini-book series

What you will learn during this workshop:

Part 1: Introduction — What is Good Writing?

Part 2: Techniques for Better Writing Skills

  • Understanding Structure
  • Creating Killer First Paragraphs
  • Maintaining Flow

Part 3: Get the Publishing Edge

  • Understanding “House Style”
  • Sources and How to Use Them
  • Editing and Re-Writing


Sheena Gurbakhash was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1989. She left the legal profession in 1999 to write full time. Her work has appeared in both the national press and regional publications. She has also worked in advertising and public relations, both in the private sector as well as in Government. She has written and been involved in the production of several coffee-table books including At the Forefront of Nation Building: Perspectives from the Administrative and Diplomatic Service (2014) UiTM Press. She is currently the editor of Praxis.

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.

Goods and Services Tax ("GST")

Certain supplies of goods and services that we make may be subject to GST, and we are required to levy GST on such taxable goods and services from 1 Apr 2015.

We reserve the right to implement any necessary changes to our policies on goods and services that we may supply or on supplies we may receive from vendors.


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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