The objective of LawCare is to provide financial assistance to Members of the Bar or their families in cases of illness, disability or death. Members contribute RM100 to the LawCare Fund annually.
In the event of a Member’s death, RM30,000 is paid to the Member’s nominee/trustee or beneficiary. In cases where a Member suffers from total or partial permanent disability, RM30,000 is paid to the Member. In both instances, RM20,000 is paid from the insurance policy and RM10,000 is paid from the LawCare Fund. However, the insurance policy only covers Members up to 70 years of age. Therefore, in event of death or disability with regards to Members above 70 years of age, the full RM30,000 is paid from the LawCare Fund.
Furthermore, beginning from July 2010, an additional RM2,000 is paid for funeral expenses, in the event of a Member’s death. This sum is generally paid from the insurance policy, but is paid from the LawCare Fund in cases involving Members above 70 years of age.
LawCare also assists Members who require financial assistance, whether due to illness or other reasons, on a case–by–case basis, when they apply to the Benevolent Fund.
The LawCare Committee held five meetings between 1 Feb and 30 Nov 2011. In between these meetings, regular discussions were carried out, and decisions were made, through the committee’s e–group.
(A) LawCare Group Term Life Insurance (for death of Members below 70 years of age) from January to November 2011
|No||Member’s age/sex||State||Date of death||Sum received from insurer (RM ’000)||Sum paid out from the LawCare Fund (RM ’000)||Total
sum paid out to beneficiary /claimant
|1||57/F||KL||24 Feb 2011||22||10||32|
|2||57/F||Perak||24 May 2011||22||10||32|
|3||63/M||KL||28 Apr 2011||22||10||32|
|As at 30 Nov 2011||Total||66||30||96|
(B) LawCare Fund (for death of Members 70 years of age and above) from January to November 2011
|No||Member’s age/sex||State||Date of death||Sum
paid out from the LawCare Fund
|4||91/M||Perak||8 Jan 2011||32|
|As at 30 Nov 2011||Total||32|
Dated 30 Nov 2011
(1) Kanarasan Ghandinesen (Chairperson)
(2) Asbir Kaur Sangha (Deputy Chairperson)
(3) Alex Tan Jee Hian
(4) G Balakrishnan
(5) Jagjit Singh
(6) Jayamurugan Vadivelu
(7) Rajendra Raj
(8) S Ravichandran
(9) Serene Ong
(10) Yasmeen Shariff
Officer–in–charge: Sagela Nair