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Eddie Law wins Entrepreneurship Alumni Award from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

 

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Eddie Law received award from Vice Chancellor of ARU

Our very own Eddie Law, the founder and managing director of eLawyer, has done us proud by emerging as one of the winners of Anglia Ruskin University Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Award in the United Kingdom late last year. The awards were conferred to selected graduates of the university who have gone on to excel in their respective fields after leaving the university, particularly when their study at the university have significantly played a role in their professional success thereafter.

All the award winners

All the award winners

The Anglia Ruskin University Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Awards were divided into 5 categories, namely Alumni Service to Society Award, Alumni Contribution to Culture Award, Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Young Alumni of the Year Award, and Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.

Eddie Law was selected as a runner-up for the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year award. This award was intended to honour and celebrate those who have made a difference by contributing to a local, national or international community through the creation of or significant involvement in a successful and meaningful business venture. The judging criteria for this award include the display of outstanding leadership and administrative skills in an entrepreneurial area, and evident track record of taking calculated risks or pursuing innovative approaches, which have brought positive impact to the business venture.

Among more than the ten winners who were honoured and celebrated for the day, Eddie was the only Asian. It was truly a proud moment for this Sitiawan-born humble and hardworking man, who in 2007 left legal practice and took a leap of faith to set up a first-of-its-kind online legal portal in Malaysia. Now a leading figure in the legal recruitment industry, Eddie has gone a long way since he first started out as an entrepreneur, with this award being the latest addition to a long list of achievements under his belt. Eddie now continues to inspire others by actively blogging and speaking on various platforms on legal career paths and personal growth. Winning this award, being a tangible recognition for his hard work and dedication, is indeed both meaningful and memorable for him.

The university’s inaugural alumni awards ceremony, held on 7 December 2016, was a glitzy and convivial affair. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Iain Martin, did the honours and presented the awards to the jubilant winners. It was definitely a momentous and happy night for Eddie and we certainly cannot be prouder of him. May eLawyer continue to grow and soar to even greater heights.

 

KL Bar – eLawyer Legal Career Forum 2015

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

As per the previous year, click here and here for the Legal Career Forum 2014, eLawyer Recruitment is proud to be in the collaboration with the KL Bar to bring you the yearly KL Bar – eLawyer Legal Career Forum.

This year our theme is:

  • Working in different sized law firms: Large? Mid? Small?
  • To be employed? Or self-employed?: Are you ready?

This Forum is intended to benefit members of the Bar, pupils, students and law firms by sharing views of legal practitioners having worked in different organizational structures of legal firms to share their work experience and different expectations of each firm structure including setting up their own legal firms.

In respect of choosing the suitable size of law firm to work for, this Forum is expected to give insight and clarity to students, pupil and young lawyers on the working experience and conditions in large, medium and small firms. This will give an opportunity for them to decide where they are better suited to work. Attendees will have a better understanding of the workings and demands of different sized legal firms and will be able to make an informed decision on employment.

In respect of to be employed or self-employed, this Forum will also include a discussion on the difference of being self-employed and being in employment. The discussions will cover questions on when is a lawyer ready to set up legal practice on his/her own and the challenges that may be faced by them.

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

Details of the even are as follows:-

Date: 12 December 2015 (Saturday)

Venue: Legal Aid Training Room, Suite 202-204, 2nd Floor, Wisma Hangsam, No. 1 Jalan Hang Lekir, 50000 Kuala Lumpur. 

The agenda for the Forum is as follows:-

8.30 am – Registration

9.00 am to 9.10 am – Briefing by emcee

9.10 am to 9.20 am – Welcome speech by the Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee

9.20 am to 10.00 am – Forum commences with talk by Legal Career Consultant, Eddie Law. 

10.00 am to 12.45 pm – Forum discussion and Q & A

12.45 pm to 1.30 pm – Refreshment

The speakers for the Forum are as follows:

  • Mathew Thomas Philip

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Mathew Thomas Philip has over 20 years of experience in handling complex and contentious civil and commercial litigation. He has counselled and represented domestic and international clients and has successfully negotiated over 300 settlements during his career. Mathew regularly advises MNCs and SMEs on litigation risk and represents them in negotiations and execution of strategy. He commenced pupillage at Messrs Raja, Darryl and Loh in 1991 and continued practice with them as a Legal Assistant for the next 6 years. In 1997, Mathew became a Partner at Messrs Thomas Philip, Kwa & Lou and in the year 2004, he found Messrs Thomas Philip and has been the Managing Partner since.

  • Vasanthi Rasathurai

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Vasanthi Rasathurai has over 10 years of litigation experience in civil and commercial law which includes all areas of contract, tort, conveyancing, company, media, land, local government, defamation and intellectual property. She has worked in different sized firms over the years and is currently practising as a Partner with Messrs Vin Partnership. She commenced legal practice at Messrs Shafee & Co. After 3 years, she pursued the Masters in Law in London. Upon completion, she returned to Malaysia and commenced practice with Messrs Shearn Delamore where she specialized in intellectual property for 3 years. Later, she joined Messrs Zaid Ibrahim & Co before returning to Messrs Shafee & Co. In 2011, she founded Messrs Vasanthi Rasa & Associated and was its principle for more than 3 years before joining the current firm

  • Eddie Law

Mr. Eddie Law

Eddie Law is the founder and Managing Director of eLawyer.com.my (he was called to the Bar in 2003). He has both private practice and in-house experience before he ventured into legal recruitment 7 years ago. His clients include law firms (both local and international) and 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 bench mark of legal recruitment industry in Malaysia. Eddie is passionate and generous about sharing his thoughts and experience on legal career related issues with young an potential lawyers, giving insight views of the career path of a lawyer, inspiring lawyers to excel in their profession, harness their leadership skills and personal growth.

Moderation: Choo Dee Wei, a partner at Messrs C.K. Hau & Co. He commenced practice in April 2007 in Messrs Skrine. In 2009, he joined Messrs Lee Hishamuddin Allen & Gledhill. In April 2014, he joined Messrs C.K. Hau & Co as partner. He is the Chairperson of the KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee for term 2015/2016 as well as for term 2014/2015.

The registration fee for this Forum is RM 10.00 per participant. 

Light lunch refreshments will be served.

Limited seats available. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make payment by 9 December 2015 (Wednesday). Click here for the registration form. 

METHOD OF PAYMENT:

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.

NOTE:

  • 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 cancelled by the Organisers. If a participant is unable to attend, a replacement participant is allowed.

Should you have any queries, please email Rajan (rajan@klbar.org.my) at the KL Bar Secretariat or call 03-20321440.

This event is brought to you by:

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30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2015

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

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(picture source: Asia Law Portal )

To mark the beginning of the year 2015, Asia Law Portal published a list of 30 important people to look out for – for comments and developments in the law business arena in the Asia-Pacific legal market regions.

 

Founded by Asia Law Portal Editor and Publisher John Grimley, this portal serves the two predominant purposes of creating an atmosphere for everyone in the legal field and others to come across updates and information on all the economic opportunities available in the Asia-Pacific region, and for lawyers both inside and outside said region to contribute opportunities within their respective markets that they might know of and to proceed to raise them on this portal, in the capacity as contributors to Asia Law Portal.

In the article containing the list of the 30 people to look out for in the legal field in Asia-Pacific, penned down by John, we are proud to announce that three of them are Malaysians. They are Chew Seng Kok, Gaythri Raman, and Eddie Law. Chew Seng Kok is the Managing Director of Zico Holdings, Inc., Zicolaw being the biggest law firm in Malaysia. Gaythri Raman, Head of the Asia-Pacific Rule of Law & Emerging Markets initiative at LexisNexis, led the LexisNexis efforts to form the Myanmar civil law structures following market liberalisation. She is an author at the powerful Malaysian legal blog LoyarBurok as well. Also on the list was our very own Eddie Law, who is the founder of eLawyer.com.my and Publisher of eLawyer Law Blog Forum, this very blog you are reading from right now, that covers the law business in Malaysia.

Eddie started his career as private practitioner and thereafter he joined an IT company as legal counsel before founded elawyer.com.my. Currently, Eddie is the Managing Director of eLawyer Recruitment, a legal recruitment company which specialises in providing legal recruitment solutions to law firms and large corporations. Drawing from his experience as a private practitioner and later as an in-house lawyer, Eddie has successfully placed lawyers with various firms and corporations (both local and international).

Being nominated as one of the unique 30 individuals, Eddie said, “This is the best new year gift that I have received, at the beginning of 2015 itself. I feel pleasantly surprised and am humbled by being mentioned in the list of the ‘30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia in 2015’. Such a recognition inspires and encourages me to do better in the coming years. I also want to dedicate the glories to God and share such honour with those who helped me along my eLawyer journey.”

 

Not only that, eLawyer Law Blog Forum was also listed as one of the ’12 Blogs in Asia to Follow in 2015’, per John Grimley of Asia Law Portal. This law blog forum “is one of the largest online legal community in Malaysia with more than 7,500 registered members and… [it]… attracts more than 500,000 hits on a monthly basis.” Visited by people in the legal field of all levels and ages, this forum provides important information about the legal world in Malaysia. The aim of the eLawyer Legal Blog is to create an online forum or platform to update and discuss about the news and trends in the Malaysian legal community. It also intends to create legal awareness amongst the public.

 

 

Legal Career Forum 2014

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

THIS FORUM IS OPEN TO LAWYERS FROM ANY STATE AND PUPILS. LAW STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN!

KL BAR

The KL Bar Pupils Committee and Young Lawyers Committee in collaboration with well-known legal recruitment and consultancy firm, eLawyerRecruitment are organising a Legal Career Forum.

This Forum is intended to benefit members of the Bar, pupils, students and law firms by sharing views of legal practitioners from different practice areas and seniority on the current demands of legal practice with focus on employers’ perspective on career opportunities and advancement.

The Forum is expected to address the relationship between employers and Generation Y employees and seeks to bridge the gap between them. Many talented practitioners are leaving their current employment to seek better opportunities, often outside legal practice. The Forum is intended to shed some light on the many reasons behind the loss of talent in the profession.

Lawyers in employment will benefit as the Forum will also cover the current requirements and credentials that employers look for in fresh practitioners and pupils. What does it taketo secure employment as a lawyer?; What is needed to succeed further?; What are the challenges that one might face in legal practice? These are some of the questions that will be answered at the Forum.The speakers will also share about the insight of respective area of practice and the prospect of such area of practice.

As for law firms, managing partners and HR executives are encouraged to attend to find out more about the demands of Generation Y practitioners and to increase the retention rate of lawyers at their respective firms.

This Forum will bring about a better understanding between employers and employees in legal practice. It is hoped that this will in turn create a better working relationship and result in an improvement in retaining talent in the legal profession.

This is also a great opportunity to meet prospective employers and employees and build network at the same time.

Details of the event are as follows:-

Date : 6 December 2014 (Saturday)

Venue : Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium

Straits Trading Building

Unit 2-02A, 2nd Floor

Leboh Pasar Besar

50050 Kuala Lumpur

The agenda for the Forum is as follows:-

8:30 am – Registration

9:00 am to 9:10 am – Briefing by emcee

9:10 am to 9:20 am – Welcome speech by the Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee

9:20 am to 10:00 am – Forum commences with talk by Legal Career Consultant, Eddie Law.

10:00 am to 12:45 pm – Forum discussion and Q & A

12:45 pm to 1:30 pm – Refreshment

The speakersfor the Forum are as follows:-

Dispute Resolution:

1. Lau Kee Sern, Partner in Shook Lin & Bok (called in 2000). His main area of practice is Banking & Finance and Corporate Litigation. He is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia.

2. IP & Competition Law:

Cindy Goh, Partner (Intellectual Property) in Cheang & Ariff (called in 2001). Her practice area includes Intellectual Property and Competition Law.

3. Conveyancing:

Chris Tan Chur Pim, Managing Partner of Chur Associates (called in 2000). His area of practice mainly focuses on real estate law. He is National Committee Member, FIABCI Malaysia.

4. Criminal Law Practice

Amer Hamzah, Partner in Nizam, Amer & Sharizad (called in 1999). His area of practice focuses on Criminal Law Practice, Civil Litigation and Public Interest Litigation.

5. Corporate Practice

Marcus Van Geyzel, Partner in Peter Ling & Van Geyzel (called in 2003). His area of practice includes corporate & commercial, and capital market practices.

6. Legal Career Consultant

Eddie Law, Founder and Managing Director of eLawyer.com.my (called in 2003). He has both private practice and in-house experience before he ventured into legal recruitment 6 years ago. His clients include law firms (local & international) and 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.

Moderator : Peter-Douglas Ling, Partner, Peter Ling & Co.

The registration fee for this Forum is RM10.00 per participant.

Light lunch refreshments will be served.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make payment by 26 November 2014 (Wednesday). Click here for the registration form. http://www.klbar.org.my/newsletter/file/06122014form.pdf

 

METHOD OF PAYMENT:

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.

 

NOTE:

 

  • 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 circumstances arise that make such action necessary.

 

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

 

Should you have any queries, please e-mail Rajan (rajan@klbar.org.my) at the KL Bar Secretariat or call 03-20321440.

 

Thank you.

 

Best Regards,

 

Shashi Devan

Chairperson

KL Bar Pupils Committee

 

Choo Dee Wei

Chairperson

KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee

“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/

 

 

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.

 

                                                                                                   

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

UM Law Career Convention 2010

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

 

The law society of University of Malaya again organises the annual legal career fair – UM Law Career Convention 2010 (LCC 2010), for law students and young lawyers to network with local law firms and corporations.

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

We have participated in this legal career fair since 2008 .

Currently, many law firms have confirmed their participations in this legal career fair and the organiser targets to attract more than 20 law firms/corporations to join this annual event.

Young lawyers and law students are encouraged and welcome to visit this LCC 2010 and the details are set out below:

Event Name: UM Law Career Convention 2010 (LCC)

Organiser: Law Society of University of Malaya

Venue: Law Faculty of University Malaya

Date: 9 October 2010

Time: 9am – 5pm

eLawyer will be setting up an exhibition booth there and please do come by to say Hello to us. (We provide free legal career consultation).