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Malaysian Christian Lawyers Conference 2009

December 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments

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Being a Christian and lawyer myself, I was so excited when Joshua told me that there will be a “Malaysian Christain Lawyers Conference 2009″ held on 27 Nov 2009 at Gospel Hall, Petaling Jaya.

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(from the left, Dato’ Dr Cyrus Das, Mr Lee Swee Seng, Mr Eric Cheah, Mr Lee Min Choon & Mr Yapp Hock Swee)

The conference went on well and received overwhelming response, in consideration, of the limited resources and publications for this conference.

There was more than 100 Christian lawyers attended the conference. Some participants were from East Malaysia, Korea and Australia.

I arrived before 9am in the morning. The conference started up with Praise & Worship led by Joanna Loi, followed by welcoming speech from Mr Yapp Hock Swee.

Mr Lee Swee Seng, a senior lawyer was sharing on the topic of “Mediation and Dispute Resolution in the Christian Context”.

The 2nd speaker is a lawyer from Penang, Mr Eric Cheah, who is helping the migrant workers in Malaysia, espacialy the Vietnamese workers. He shared on the topic of “Migrant Workers – Desperate for Lawyers”.

The last speaker is the well known litigation counsel, Dato’ Dr Cyrus Das. His topic was “Religious Liberty”. He was the counsel for the famous Lina Joy’s case.

After lunch, the participants was divided into 5 different groups to join the below workshops sessions:

1. How to Handle Religious Liberty Litigation? (by Mr. Steven Thiru)

2. Mediation & Reconciliation (by Mr Gregory Vijayendran)

3. Migrant Workers: Meeting Needs in a Wholistic Way (By Mr Eric Cheah)

4. using Your Role as a Lawyer for God (by Mr. Yapp Hock Swee)

5. Walking the Tightrope of Faith to True Success (by Mr Benjamin Dawson)

The organiser of the conference is associated to the Advocates International whose vision is “A worldwide fellowship of advocates bearing witness of Jesus Christ through the legal profession.”

Advocates International encourages advocates to put legs to Acts 1:8 and has reaches lawyers over 150 nations.

I am glad that I have attended this conference and through the workshops sessions I learnt about the practical manners that how a Malaysian Christian lawyer can do justice for the needy. This is a good platform to gather the Christian lawyers in Malaysia, so that in future it can mobilise the Christian lawyers to serve the needy in our society and bringing glory to our heavenly Father.

I pray that God will bless the leaders of this fellowship and am looking forward to the next fellowship.

Tags: Malaysian Law News

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ASIA ADVOCATES CONFERENCE 2010 // Sep 24, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    [...] You can see the brief write-up on the Malaysian Christian Lawyers Conference 2009 here. [...]

  • 2 Tay // May 11, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Dear Eddie Law,

    Do you know when is the Asia Advocates Conference 2011? I would like to participate.

    Regards,
    Tay

  • 3 Eddie Law // May 11, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Hi Tay, the Advocates Asia Conference 2011 will be held in Korea:

    Theme: “Proclaiming liberty to the captives” (Isaiah 61:1)
    Date: 25 August 2011 – 27 August 2011
    Location: Hallelujah Church, Seongnam Bundang-Gu Yatap-dong 132, 463-816 (in Seoul, South Korea)
    Organized By : Advocates Korea and Handong International Law School

  • 4 Esther Tan // May 22, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Hi there… I am currently doing a project on ADR. Now I am curious what is “Mediation and Dispute Resolution in the Christian Context” all about. Can u explain further? It seems to be very interesting.

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