Circular No 142/2012
Dated 2 July 2012
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Rules of Court 2012
We are pleased to inform Members that the Bar Council Task Force on Combined Rules of Court, together with the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Judiciary finalised the Rules of Court 2012 (“Rules”) and Court Forms on 21 June 2012.
On 26 June 2012, the Statutory Rules Committees for the High Court and the Subordinate Courts chaired by the Chief Justice, comprising the Judiciary; Attorney General’s Chambers; Presidents of the Malaysian Bar, Sabah Law Association and the Advocates’ Association of Sarawak convened a meeting to bring into effect the Rules and the Court Forms. The stated Rules and the Court Forms will come into effect on 1 Aug 2012.
The Judiciary has issued a press statement dated 2 July 2012.
To view the Rules and Court Forms, please click here for the Bahasa Malaysia version, and here for the English version.
With reference to Circular No 135/2012 dated 25 June 2012, the Bar Council’s Professional Standards and Development Committee, and the Task Force on Combined Rules will hold a briefing on “Proposed Combined Rules of Court and Court Forms” on 5 July 2012 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, Level 1, Bar Council. Members from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are urged to attend the briefing to educate themselves on the Rules and Court Forms.
State Bar Committees will organise roadshows on the Rules and Court Forms in their respective states on dates to be confirmed.
Should you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna (03–2050 2090; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Vilashini Vijayan (03–2050 2095; email@example.com).
Tony Woon Yeow Thong
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