KL Bar – eLawyer Legal Career Forum 2018


Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

This year our annual legal career forum focuses on sharing the good habits that highly effective lawyers should have. Having good habits in life and in legal practice are equally vital, as it will ultimately lead you to the goals or destiny that you want. No one has spoken about habits and effectiveness as eloquently as Stephen Covey in his well-known book of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This book has sold over 25 million copies in 40 languages throughout the world.

In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey serves up a seven-course meal on how to take control of one’s life and become the complete, fulfilling person one envisions. It is a satisfying, energetic, step-by-step book that is applicable for personal and business progress.” by Roger Staubach, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback.

This Forum is open to all lawyers, pupils and law students. 

Below are the details of the event:

KL Bar – eLawyer Annual Legal Career Forum 2018

Theme: Habits of Highly Effective Lawyer

Date: 20 January 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Venue: KL Bar Auditorium@4th Floor, Wisma Hangsam, No. 1 Jalan Hang Lekir, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.

Co-organised by: KLBC Young Lawyers Committee and eLawyer.

The agenda for the Forum is as follows:-

9.00 am – Registration

9.20 am to 9.25 am – Briefing by emcee (Ms Chua Yi En)

9.25 am to 9.35 am – Welcome speech by the Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee

9.35 am to 10.00 am – Forum commences with talk by Legal Career Consultant, Mr Eddie Law of eLawyer (sharing of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Lawyer based on Stephen Convey’s book).

10.00 am to 12.00 pm – Sharing of effective habits practised during their litigation and corporate practice by Mr Lau Kee Sern, Mr Shawn Ho respectively. Followed by Q & A (moderated by Ms Vivian Kuan)

12.00 pm to 1.00 pm – Refreshment & networking

Introduction of speakers:

Lau Kee Sern

lau kee sern

Lau Kee Sern

Mr. Lau Kee Sern was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya in 2000. He started his career in Shook Lin & Bok and was last made a partner with the same firm. After serving the firm for more than 16 years, he recently set up his own practice with 2 other partners under the name of Kee Sern, Siu & Huey. His practice area is focused on corporate and general dispute resolution, banking and finance litigation. Kee Sern has been involved in the conduct of a number of leading cases.

Kee Sern is also a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia and is well known for his work on receivership, liquidation and corporate restructuring. He regularly appears as counsel in the High Court and the appellate courts.  He is also a trainer of the Bank Negara Malaysia Banking Supervision Course 2016, speaker at the International Malaysian Law Conference 2016 and seminars organized by the Malaysian Bar Council.


Shawn Ho

Shawn Ho

Shawn Ho

Called to the Bar in 2006, Shawn spent his formative years in legal practice with Wong & Partners. Upon setting up Donovan & Ho in 2014, he now heads the Firm’s corporate and tax practice.

Shawn is passionate about corporate law and dedicates a considerable portion of his practice helping SMEs and the Startup ecosystem. His remaining time is spent swimming, golfing and social dancing when the music is right.”


Eddie Law

Mr. Eddie Law

Eddie Law

Eddie Law is the founder and Managing Director of eLawyer. He has both private practice and in-house legal experience before he ventured into legal recruitment 9 years ago. His clients include law firms (both local and international) and large corporations. In 2015, Eddie was named by the Asia Law Portal as the Top 30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia in. Further, on October 2015, Eddie was described by Malaysian SME newspaper as a person who set the benchmark of legal recruitment industry in Malaysia. In 2016, Eddie is the 1st Asian received the Runner Up of Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Awards: Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016 from Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Eddie is passionate and generous about sharing his thoughts and experience on legal career-related issues with young and potential lawyers, giving insight on the career path of a lawyer, inspiring lawyers to excel in their profession, harness their leadership skills and personal growth.


The registration fee for this Forum is RM 25.00 per participant.

120 seats available. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Click here to register.



Payment is to be made at any Maybank via bank transfer, cash or cheque

Name of Account: Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee

Account No: 564315003715

Fax the bank in slip to 603-20321090 together with the Registration form.


·       Registration is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.

·       Confirmation is upon receipt of payment.

·       The Organisers reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event, should any circumstances arise that make such action necessary

·       Fee paid is non-refundable unless the Event is canceled by the Organisers. If a participant is unable to attend, a replacement participant is allowed.

Should you have any queries, kindly contact Melissa (melissadass@klbar.rg.my) at the KL Bar Secretariat or call 03-20321440.

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