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Legal Career Talk – Career Options for Law Graduates and Lawyers

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Dear eLawyer members …

We like to inform you about our upcoming September Legal Career Workshop on:

 

Career Options for Law Graduates and Lawyers  

Date                : 6 September 2014 (Saturday)

Time               : 10.00am – 12.00pm

Venue            : eLawyer Training Room

(12B (2nd Floor), Jalan Kenari 5, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.)

Fees               : RM30 (including a personality test)

Register NOW!

Limited seats only!

At the beginning of a journey, we all have questions. It is no difference with the beginning of your legal career path. Making the right choices therefore becomes a very important decision to make at this stage of your life.

The questions: How do we decide on these options?

Let us answer your queries…

Topics include:

  • The overview of landscape of legal career market in Malaysia
  • Career options for lawyers/law graduates
  • Building your legal career path
  • Matching your personality with a suitable job
Who Should attend???
  • Law Students
  • Chambering Students
  • Fresh Law Graduates
  • Lawyers
  • CLP Graduates
Speakers:

Eddie Law founder of the eLawyer.com.my, he is a lawyer turned legal career adviser. He has both private practice and in-house experience. He has placed lawyers from pupil level to partner level in law firms and from legal executive level to legal counsel level with corporations. Eddie is passionate and generous about sharing his thoughts and experience on legal career related issues with young and potential lawyers, giving insight views of the career path of a lawyer, inspiring lawyers to excel in their profession, harness their leadership skill and personal growth.

Mel Tan has more than 15 years of lawyering experience she started her career as private practitioner with law firm and thereafter she assumed the role of legal counsel in both local and international financial institutions where she also overseeing compliance portfolio of the institutions.

 

To R.S.V.P please email your name, contact number, position, organization to Apple at apple@elawyer.com.my or call 03-8075 3215 for further information. Please direct bank in to our Public Bank account: 3153189919 (Payee: Joined Web Solutions) Before 2nd September 2014. Thereafter, bring the bank in slip to exchange for entry ticket on that day. Limited seat available. 1st register 1st serve basis.

 

 

“Getting Ready for Your Career” at Taylor’s University

Friday, March 21st, 2014

On 18th of November 2013, Eddie Law, the founder of eLawyer was invited to have a talk on “Getting Ready for Your Career” at the law faculty of Taylor’s University. Eddie was sharing with them about the career options for a law graduates and also the effective cover-letter and CV writing skills.

From the response of the students, many presumed that the only career option for a law graduate is to be a practising lawyer. Hence, the talk was to unveil the misconception and to give law students an overview of the legal career market in Malaysia.

Having a well written cover letter and CV are the essential tools for a jobseeker to secure an interview. As the resume and cover letter speaks for the jobseeker himself, every minor detail could actually create different impression. Eddie, from him real life experience shared the useful tips to write a good resume and cover letter, not only the format but the content from the view as an employer. Eddie gave step by step guidance to the participants to guide them in cover letter and CV writing skill. Besides that, he had also pointed out the common mistakes that most jobseekers made in their resume.

 


eLawyer Night 2014

Monday, February 10th, 2014

eLawyer is proud to host our annual gathering organised especially for you (our members and partners!) to thank you for your continuous support wherein the theme has always been casual and fun. In this New Year, we are doing it BIG, bigger than the previous ones!

 

When?

Saturday, 1 March 2014 at 6.30pm!

 

Where?

Coconut House @ Jaya One, Petaling Jaya (Italian Restaurant)

Address: D-9-G, Block D, Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, SS13/6, 46200 Petaling Jaya.

Contact No.: 03-7931 9998

 

What to wear?

Smart casual!

 

How much?

FREE OF CHARGE! (Yes, you read it right!)

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NIGHT:

  •  Distinguished speakers i.e. Mr Mathew Thomas,  Founder & Managing Partner of Messrs Thomas Philip. (Topic: A commentary on Richard Susskind’s “The End of Lawyers”) and Mr Thavakumar Kandiahpillai , Vice-President, Legal Affairs of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad (Topic: Practice vs In-house – Any Difference?);
  •   Scrumptious Italian food (pork-free) and drinks;
  •   Networking / Meeting fellow like-minded legal persons;
  •   Lucky draw with cool prizes to be won, etc. 

 

Registration is limited based on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Please RSVP by emailing your name, mobile number, organisation & designation (e.g. legal manager, legal assistant, pupil in chambers, etc.) to vivian@elawyer.com.my  latest by Thursday, 20th February 2014.

 

For more information in respect of this event, kindly contact Donovan/ Vivian at 03-8075 3215 or 016-216 1772.

 

Do come join in the FUN!

 

RSVP NOW before it’s too late!

 

 

P.S. Please click the links below to see our previous eLawyer Night events:

 

2010: http://www.elawyer.com.my/blog/a-happy-and-memorable-night-at-the-elawyer-new-year-gathering/

2011: http://www.elawyer.com.my/blog/elawyer-nite-2011/

 

 

Legal Career Training Course (Webinar Series)

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Year 2013 is coming to an end … You are probably  thinking 2014 new year resolution to have a better health and career  … I did a webinar on legal career a few weeks ago to share tips on how you can excel in legal career and avoid mistakes in your career …

 

If you want to go further, it’s time to invest in yourself. You can take the systematic steps to be GREAT in legal industry

 

Here is the complete course that I had developed over the years. Enrollment ends 31 December 2013 night 10.00pm. Check it out now:

http://foundermethod.com/elawyer/

 

This is a 4-module online Malaysia Legal training course. It comes with video training, PDF download, a bonus live Q&A with successful lawyers in legal industry …

Course Outline

Steps to Become a lawyer

This Session is Worth RM 198. Inspired to enter into the Legal Profession. Find Out More on the Overview of Legal Career Market and then Chart Your Steps towards Becoming a Lawyer

 Credentials to be a Good Lawyer

Understand the Basic Credentials work towards accumulating proper skills to achieve your goal ! Identify your personalities which suits different area of practices, e.g. litigation, conveyancing, corporate and etc.

 Career Options for a Law Graduate

This Session is Worth RM 198.  Find Out all the possible Career Options that a Law Graduate can choose from.

Interact Directly with the Expert

Eddie Law is the most experience legal recruitment director in Malaysia. Post your questions or career dilemma to him and he’ll give you great suggestions to help you in your career

Career Paths of a Lawyer

This session is worth RM 198. Bored and Tired at your current legal scope of work. Find Out the Options in legal career market to expand and develop your legal experience to a new level ! CV Template are ready for Unlimited downloads

10 Most Important Interview Tips

Find out what you need to prepare before interview (Pre-Interview), how you can impress your employer during interview (During Interview) and what you need to do after interview (Post-Interview). Get your dream job by following 10 simple tips.

How to Write a Good CV and Cover Letter

Find out how to attract your employers with an outstanding CV and cover letter. CV Templates are ready for Unlimited downloads

Sharing by Other Successful Lawyers

There will be a session where we invite successful lawyer to share on the tips of how he/she became successful, how he/she grew from a fresh law graduate to his/her current position today ! Malaysia Legal Recruitment Expert, Eddie Law will host this session.

Happy learning !

 

 

Read more information here:

http://foundermethod.com/elawyer/

Hope to see you in student area

Eddie Law

International Malaysia Law Conference 2012

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

The International Malaysia Law Conference 2012 (IMLC) held from the 26th until the 28th of September 2012 attracted exhibitors from 48 different types of institutions and firms.

Our own eLawyer team was part of this distinguished event which was declared open by Right Hounourable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak (Prime Minister of Malaysia).

The event also saw attendance of YAA Tun Arifin (Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia), YAA Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Md Raus Bin Sharif (President of the Court of Appeal), YAA Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Zulkefli bin Ahmad Makinudin ( Chief Judge of Malaysia), Judges of the Federal Court, Court of Appeal and High Court, YB Senator Tan Sri Abu Zahar Bin Dato’ Nika Ujang (President of the Senate), Mr Khairil Azmi Bin Mohd Hasbie (President of the Advocates’ Association of Sarawak), Mr Shin Young-Moo (President of the Korean Bar Association, Ministers, Mr. Lim Chee Wee (President of Malaysian Bar) and Raphael Tay (Chairperson of the IMLC 2012 Organising Committee).

Themed the “Asian Perspectives, Global Viewpoints”, globally-renowned figures such as Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes, amongst others delivered inspiring talks to those who attended the conference. Workshops and exhibitions explored the impact of law on business, society and government.

eLawyer focused on resonating with the aim of the conference, that is to display the world rise of Asia and Asian lawyers by creating awareness of the platforms available to lawyers to broaden their horizons and employment prospects. (more…)

FIRST STEP TO LAUNCHING YOUR LEGAL CAREER- Legal Career Talk

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Following a successful initiation of  Building Your Legal Career Series last year, the Series is back again this year to provide more support for fresh law graduates, law students and young lawyers.

At the beginning of a journey, we all have questions. It is no different at the beginning of your legal career path. Making the right choices there becomes important.

The most significant question is: How do we decide on these choices?

‘FIRST STEP TO LAUNCHING YOUR LEGAL CAREER’

answers that!!

What would you gain from this seminar??

1. Knowledge and insight to the landscape of legal career market in Malaysia.
2. Understanding the career options for lawyers / law graduates.
3. Guidance on how to build your legal career path.
4. Guidance on how to choose a law firm for pupillage.
5. Useful interview tips to succeed at interviews.
6. The awareness of your own personality and the ability to match it with a suitable area of practice.

 

The details of the seminar are as follows:

Date: 13 October, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm – 3.30pm
Venue: eLawyer Training Room,
12B (2nd floor), Jalan Kenari 5
Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong
Fees: RM40(including a personality test)

 

Our Speaker Mr. Eddie Law, is the founder of  eLawyer.com.my, the leading recruitment portal in Malaysia. Prior to starting eLawyer, Eddie was a private practitioner with a reputable law firm in KL, thereafter he was working as an in-house legal counsel in an IT company. His practice and in-house experience provided Eddie with valuable insight on and understanding of what law firms and corporations look for when recruiting legal personnel. Drawing on his experience and knowledge, Eddie has successfully placed lawyers with different level of seniority and expertise with law firms and corporations in Malaysia.

Eddie’s clients range from small to large law firms, PLC, MNC, financial institutions, regulatory organizations, oil & gas company and international companies.

 For more information about this seminar please click here to download the flyer.

To RSVP please email your Name, Contact Number, Position, Organisation to Sarah at sarah@elawyer.com.my and direct bank in to our Public Bank Account: 3153189919 (Payee: Joined Web Solutions) BEFORE 9th October, 2012. Thereafter, bring the bank-in-slip to exchange for entry ticket on that day.

 

                                                                                                   

Establishing Effective Legal Risk Management Processes

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Due to increasing demand on legal function to actively support global business growth and the number of new regulation on a global as well as local level, many general counsels are faced with a challenge of how to effectively run their legal department in mitigating legal risks worldwide.

In light of this, Marcus Evans has announced that the much anticipated Corporate Legal Risk Management conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 5 to 6 September 2012. This conference aims at leveraging organisations’ mitigation processes and response strategies in minimising business exposure to today’s legal risks.

Martin Ekundayo, Region Legal & Compliance Director of Baker Hughes Asia Pacific who is one of the speakers for the conference stated that legal compliance should be embraced as a means to achieve sustainable long-term growth and profitability, rather than as a barrier to business.

Participant of this conference will gain industry insights on topics such accelerating the process of embedding compliance in place for businesses; Online and electronic social media platforms and its connection to legal risks; Aligning business culture and operations with regulatory requirements; Legal protection, support and structure during crisis management; Optimising approach to cross border litigation and managing the costs involved efficiently; Assessing the likely outcomes of disputes and the most suitable dispute resolution process; as well as discussing the impact of new acts in the Asian business environment.

According to Anneliese Reinhold, Board Member at Corporate Counsel Middle East and General Counsel and SVP Legal and Regulatory Affairs of du, an award winner for ‘Best In-House Counsel Telecoms/Media/IT Sector’ 2008 Dubai Corporate Counsel Group Awards, legal risk management is an extremely broad topic, but one which is of key relevance to businesses of all shapes and sizes in today’s post Global Financial Crisis operating environment.

Key presenters from the Corporate Legal Risk Management conference include Kuna Muno, Ethics and Compliance Chief APJ from Hewlett-Packard; David Blackmon, VP and Associate General Counsel – Upstream International Asia of Shell Eastern Petroleum; Martin Ekundayo, Region Legal & Compliance Director of Baker Hughes Asia Pacific; David Flavell, SVP and General Counsel AMEA of PepsiCo, Inc. and Anneliese Reinhold, Board Member at Corporate Counsel Middle East and General Counsel and SVP Legal and Regulatory Affairs of du.

Marcus Evans is one of the world’s leading providers and promoters of global summits, strategic conferences, professional trainings, in-Company training, business-to-business congresses, sports hospitality and on-line information. Founded in 1983, the company now employs over 3500 employees operating in 35 countries around the world. The company’s revenues are generated from clients across majority of the world’s top 1000 companies. Our international network of offices provides a one-stop shop for a company’s business intelligence, learning and training needs. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com.

For more information about this topic, please contact Cherrie Koay at 603-2723 6662 or email to CherrieK@marcusevanskl.com.

ALSA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2012

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The congregation of regional minds produces unexpected sparks in all aspects of life. To foster stronger relationships across borders and to grow progressively as a regional community was our ultimate goal. Such phrases would best describe the gist of what ALSA Malaysia is and the philosophical pinnacle of ALSA Conference 2012.

ALSA Malaysia, also known as Asian Law Students Association of Malaysia serve as a platform of regional law students gather and exchange intellectual thoughts and ideas which would help the association grow as a whole. The ulterior intention of the existence of such organization is also to build social network across borders in the region. To put that idea into perspective, ALSA International Conference is held annually for members all over Asia to meet at a host country and to discuss global issues of the present day.

As such, the theme for the current ALSA International Conference 2012 focuses on the issue of global sustainability. As one of the many leading global issues of the day, it is not an easy issue to be tackled with and a noble notion indeed ALSA has to have such an ambitious purview of the theme of the event.

The first 3 days of the conference centralizes tackling the issue from the academic perspective. Model United Nation, a simulator of round table talks between national representatives from members of the United Nations was conducted frequently to discuss and resolves selected issues as a whole. A mooting competition with environmental law as its theme was also conducted simultaneously in order to let universities compete on a regional scale. It is also riveting to watch this competition as all of the mooters have different points of view and certainly employed different angle of analyzing the moot question as all of them adopt a different set of culture, and thus rendering their method of presentation to be distinctively different from each other, despite the fact there are only subtle inconsistencies in terms of their thinking patterns and mentalities. All in all, the academic activities conducted throughout the conference have achieved its purpose which is to allow members of ALSA to exchange thoughts and ideas intellectually.

The remaining days of the conference exposed the participants of its lighter side as tours were arranged to various parts of the country, such as the Historical Town of Malacca, Genting Highlands and so forth. Mentally exhausted by rigorous academic activities, it is vital to have these non-academic components in place in order to tone down the formal and rigid atmosphere of the conference. As a fellow Malaysian, it is also heart-warming to see the international participants to experience the hospitality the country has to offer. It also certainly highly satisfying to acknowledge the fact that international participants appreciated every single moment they spent in the conference, especially during the farewell dinner where all participants savored their last moments in the conference together in a massive exchange of contacts, photography sessions and sing-alongs.

On a final note, ALSA International Conference 2012 has worked wonders in translating its motto into an unforgettable gathering experience, which is “ALSA Always be One”. Special thanks to all of the event’s sponsors:

eLawyer Gathering 2012 is coming soon

Friday, February 10th, 2012

In order to show our appreciation to the support of our members and to allow eLawyer members meeting face to face,

eLawyer would be organizing an eLawyer Night Gathering for year 2012.

Venue: Decanter Restaurant Section 17, Petaling Jaya  

( 5 Jalan 17/56 Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7968-1300)

Date: 25th of February (Saturday)

Time: 6:30PM

Dress code: smart casual

Registration Fee: RM20 (including foods (Pork Free) and drinks)

Mode of Payment: bank in RM20 to our account as stated below on or before 15th February 2012.

Account name   : Agensi Pekerjaan ELS Sdn Bhd

Account No.       : Public Bank 3147 48 1600

(Keep the bank-in receipt to exchange for the entrance ticket at our reception on the event day)

Besides enjoying yummy Western food, notable guest and senior practitioners will be invited to share insightful thought which would be useful to many practitioners.

Limited seats available, as such, registration is based on 1st come 1st serve basis.

Please R.S.V.P by emailing your name, organisation, mobile number, position title (e.g. legal assistant or pupil in chamber & etc) to chia@elawyer.com.my on or before 22nd February 2012.

For more information on this event, please contact Chai Lin at 03- 8075 3215 or 016-234 1177.

Please click this link for location map to the restaurant.

Please see our 2010 and 2011 eLawyer Nights.

KPUM-UM Law Career Convention 2011

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

After 2 years, the Law Society of University of Malaya has again collaborating with the United Kingdom Malaysian Student Law Union (KPUM) to co-organise the annual legal career fair -Law Career Convention 2011 (LCC 2011), for law students  and young lawyers to network with local law firms and corporations.

eLawyer is proud to be invited to be  the media partner for this event again this year.

Young lawyers and law students are encouraged to and welcome to visit this LCC 2011.

The details of the event are below:

Event Name: KPUM-UM Law Career Convention 2011 (LCC)

Organiser: UM Law Society & KPUM

Venue: Law Faculty of University Malaya

Date: 19 November 2011 (Saturday)

Time: 9am – 4pm

eLawyer will be setting up an exhibition booth there.

Please do drop by and say HELLO to our team of representative (Our Eddie Law is happy to provide free legal career consultation on the spot).

Please click the below to see:

KPUM-UM Law Career Convention 2008

UM Law Career Convention 2010