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By BAC Apprentices Writer: Hew Hoong Liang Editor: Sandeep Singh Research: Clara Ooi & Yen Soo Shin   As a student sitting for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) exams, these are unprecedented times. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the Legal Professional Qualifying Board (LPQB) to delay the CLP twice. Under normal circumstances, we would have sat for the exams in July/August of 2020. Due to Covid-19,...
Round 3 of the Lockdown has begun, in an attempt to combat the rapid spread of Covid-19, as well as three strands of VOC; the Alpha variant (B.117), the Beta variant (B.1.351), and the Delta variant (B.1.617.1).   Several workplaces in the private sector, in light of initially less strict measures, ensured employee attendance-. When cases began rising rapidly, this led to a number of jokes among employees about the SOPs in place. A...
When people think of lawyers their minds immediately think of a litigator who’s advocating in a courtroom. Yet, little is known of the other legal professions that a law graduate may pursue. Here is a list of other law careers one may find interest in!   Mediator   A mediator is a lawyer who settles disputes outside of court by individually looking into the cases of the disputing parties and offering...
Degree? Successfully completed. Graduation? Over and done with. Job Interview? Aced. And now you’re about to step into a whole new world called the “workplace” and start adulting! In fact, starting your first job can be a nerve-wracking experience as it sets the pace of your career in the future. Here are some common first job problems and tips on how you can overcome them.   1. You don’t know anyone...
Online job interviews have become a norm as many companies use technology to conduct interviews. Although online interviews should be treated the same as an interview in-person, there may be some major differences, for example, you are merely recording your answers rather than conversing with the interviewer. It may seem stressful, especially if you are doing it for the first time. Don’t worry, here are some valuable tips to ace an...
You’re in the midst of completing your CLP (or the Bar), and the pressure to start applying for a pupilage position has increased ten-fold. But where do you even begin? There are hundreds of law firms throughout Malaysia and you need to figure out which of these are best suited to your interests. This can be incredibly overwhelming, but perhaps a good way to start is by reading about how to choose a law firm. This isn’t a...
You may have heard about the importance of transferable skills, at career info sessions in school or college, and maybe during workshops held at the office. While we’ve heard of transferable skills, how many of us would be able to explain what they are; or why they’re important? Keep scrolling to learn more… What are Transferable Skills? Transferable skills refer to skills you possess and are useful across a range...
You may have heard the term, but don’t really know what it means. In simple terms, Project Management is the process of leading the work of a team, to meet deadlines. The goal? To complete all the work within the constraints and timeframe. The job of a Project Manager however, is not only to remind people about their deadlines. It’s much more than that and here are 5 skills that will put you on your future employer’s radar....
After years of hard work, you’ve finally made it! You’re officially a law graduate open to new challenges. Still unsure of your next step? Then, check out the viable options below:   Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) : If you are a foreign law graduate keen on practising law in Malaysia The CLP is a 9-month long postgraduate course and professional examination taken by law graduates to qualify as...
An efficient employee capable of juggling multiple tasks is valued by employers everywhere. However, not all of us are born multitaskers. Multitasking is all about working smarter instead of working harder.   Here are some effective tips to help you juggle different tasks at the workplace without burning out!   Plan your day/work Start the day by planning out what you need to do and then sort them by their due...
Legal Tech or Legal technology is growing in its application and in time will become an indispensable part of the legal landscape. Its role for most part however, is not very well understood and has also been met with a certain amount of apprehension, that it may reduce the need for lawyers. In this article, we share three things about Legal Tech every budding law student and law graduate should know. What is Legal Tech? Legal...
“First impressions are everything”. This holds true as studies suggest that it only takes a few seconds to form an opinion about someone. At the workplace, first impressions are most likely to have a long-term effect on your reputation and career success. Here are some basic tips to make a great impression at work.   1. Smile and make eye contact! This may sound cliché but smiling actually...