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Mastering the Art

of Advocacy


Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur | 23 May 2014 | 8.30 AM - 5 PM



There have been constant observations

both by the Bench and the Bar that the
standard of advocacy is on the decline.

Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram

Recognising the difficulties faced by

young lawyers in the courts, this seminar
seeks to address various areas of concern
that may assist to improve the standard
by training young lawyers or prosecutors
how to master the art of advocacy in the
courts. It will also address the various
issues including the lack of adequate
preparation in cases, unfamiliarity in
addressing the court and the difficulties
perhaps in convincing the Judges to
distinguish precedents and applying the
same based on the facts of the case.

Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram was Called to the English Bar in July
1969 by the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn. He was Called
to the Malaysian Bar in May 1970 and practised law until his
elevation to the Court of Appeal in September 1994. He is the
first practitioner in Malaysia to be elevated directly to an
Appellate Court. He was elevated to the Federal Court in 2009.
He retired in 2010. He is an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn.

Ms. Liza Chan Sow keng

Ms. Liza Chan Sow Keng graduated from the University of
Wales, Institute of Science and Technology, Cardiff in 1980,
and was admitted as a barrister of Lincolns Inn in 1981. In
1982, she was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High
Court of Malaya and has been in active practice for 31 years.
She frequently appears in the Appellate Courts and High
Court . Her main areas of practice are commercial, company,
arbitration and family law.
Ms Chan is also actively involved in pro bono work especially in
cases of deserted women and children. She is one of the
trainers assisting in the Advocacy Training Course organised
by the Bar Councils Professional Standards and Development
Committee. She has been sitting as a discipline committee
member of the Advocate & Solicitors Disciplinary Board for the
past 14 years.

YA Datuk Mah Weng Kwai

[CPD Code: T2/27052014/CGPGSE/KL144012/5]

Dato Mah Weng Kwai was called to the English Bar as a

Barrister-at-Law in 1971 and to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate
& Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in July1972. In 1973,
Dato Mah joined the Judicial and Legal Services of Malaysia
and held, among others, the posts of President of the
Sessions Court, Deputy Public Prosecutor and Senior Federal
Counsel of the Civil Claims Division. He left service in 1985
and commenced private practice as the principal of Messrs
Mah Weng Kwai & Associates.
Dato Mah is a past-President of the Malaysian Bar and
past-President of LAWASIA, the Law Association for Asia and
the Pacific. He was also a member of the Legal Profession
Qualifying Board and the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary
Board, Malaysia. DatoMah was appointed a Judicial Commissioner
of the High Court of Malaya on 4/1/2010 and as a Judge of
the High Court of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur with effect from
10/8/11. Dato Mah was elevated to the Court of Appeal on

8.30am - 9.30am


9.30am - 9.45am

by Ms Liza Chan, Advocate & Solicitor

9.45am - 11.15am Keynote

by Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, Judge, Federal Court (Retired)

11.15am-11.30am Coffee Break
11.30am- 1.00pm

Narrative Advocacy
by Ms Liza Chan, Advocate & Solicitor

1.00pm- 2.30pm


2.30pm - 5.00pm

Procedure in Civil Appeals and Advocacy

in the Court of Appeal
by YA Datuk Mah Weng Kwai, Judge, Court of Appeal



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