KUALA LUMPUR, Mon: The new Chairman of the National Young Lawyers Committee, Roger Tan said today he was not too happy with a job advertisement posted by a Kuala Lumpur law firm on the Bar Website seeking for a conveyancing legal assistant who must, among other things, be a "nice–looking" lawyer with 1 or 2 years' experience.
Tan said already some young law graduates find it hard to seek employment in the Klang Valley, what more with the imposition of an irrelevant consideration.
"What do you mean by "nice–looking" especially when beauty and looks lie in the eyes of the beholder?
"I hope law firms will give more regard to the professional qualifications and merits of an applicant rather than such extraneous matters", said Tan.
He added that in future if any firm should impose such an unfair condition, it should not be allowed to advertise anymore on the Bar Website.