Category: Legal Practice

  • Introduction of Legal Technology Provision in the new Malaysian Legal Profession Act

    The Bar Council recently submitted the draft of the new Legal Profession Act to the Attorney General. The new Act seeks to account for developing trends and technological innovation in the legal profession and also seeks to introduce provisions with the aim of being a fully self-governing Bar. The new Act was drafted by the […]

  • LegalHack Series: How to download files from the Malaysian e-Court File System (Phase 2)

    [Edited on 24  January 2020] The Malaysia Court Online File Search System has now implemented a download function. A download button is now located next to each file listed in the search page. [Edited on 13 December 2017] In 2016, I posted an article entitled “LegalHack Series: How to download files from the Malaysian Court […]

  • LegalHack Series: How to download files from the Malaysian Court Online File Search System

    [Note: This guide is not longer applicable as the Court has migrated to Phase 2] One of the weaknesses of our Court’s efiling system is the online file search system. A user has to pay RM12 (for High Court and above) or RM6 (for Subordinate Courts) to be able to do an online file search […]

  • Legal start-up’s services scrutinised by Malaysian Bar

    I was quoted by The Star newspaper on the entry of Dragon Law, a Hong Kong based company providing access to legal documents and legal access, into Malaysia. “Intellectual Property lawyer Foong Cheng Leong said it would be “interesting” to see what the Bar Council, especially its Legal Profession Committee, would do. “Dragon Law says […]

  • Lawyers want Bar Council to stop fighting innovations, move with the times

    Subsequent to my article “Malaysian Bar Council bans lawyers from using virtual offices“, the Malay Mail interviewed me regarding the ban of virtual office. In their article entitled “Lawyers want Bar Council to stop fighting innovations, move with the times“, they stated the following:- Foong Cheng Leong, who runs a law firm on his own […]

  • Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee 2016/2017

    I am pleased to announce that I have been re-elected as a committee member of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee for the year 2016 / 2017. I have also been re-appointed to chair the Kuala Lumpur Information Technology Committee. This Committee will continue its development of the Kuala Lumpur Bar website, App and membership management […]

  • Malaysian Bar Council bans lawyers from using virtual offices

    The Malaysian Bar Council has finally put a lid on the use of virtual office by lawyers. In their letter dated 21 August 2015 to a group of lawyers (“Group”) (which I am a part of), it stated: Having considered the reasons and proposals put forth by the group of lawyers during its meetings with […]

  • Business Development for Young Lawyers on 31 July 2015

    I presented a seminar on business development for young lawyers. It was attended by 30 lawyers, chambering students and law students. I spoke about the concept of generating and converting leads, tips on having a successful networking conference, building your own database and online marketing. After my talk, we had a group discussion by the […]

  • Invitation to serve KLBC Information Technology Committee for term 2015/16

    Dear Members of KL Bar and Pupils-In-Chambers, The KLBC Information Technology Committee (“KLBC ITC”) for the term 2015/16 is calling for volunteers to serve on the committee which is established for: • Promoting the use of IT by lawyers; • Exploring new ways in which IT can improve members’ professional practice; • Responsible for improving […]

  • Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee 2015/2016

    I am pleased to announce that I have been re-elected as a committee member of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee for the year 2015 / 2016. I have also been appointed to chair the Kuala Lumpur Information Technology Committee. The Publication Committee is now a separate independent committee headed by Siti Munirah Maarof. The full […]