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My Hosanna Singing in Church Choir

November 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Without knowing, this blog is 4 years old already, which was started 10 days before my 1st daughter, Hossana Law, was born in 2007.

Looking back 4 to 5 years ago, I had experienced drastic change in my life, praise the God, such change is a positive one…

Seeing my daughter, Hosanna, singing in church gave me a great sense of gratidute. I am so thankful to God for his safe guard for the past 5 years and who I am and what I have today are the clear evidence of His blessing in disguise.

Song Name: 小小的梦想 (Small Little Dream) – listern to the lyrics, it is so encouraging and wonderful! Hope you enjoy it…

Official version:

Rehearsal version:

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KPUM-UM Law Career Convention 2011

November 8th, 2011 · 3 Comments

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

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Called Beyond the Bar – Christian Lawyers’ Conference

November 5th, 2011 · No Comments

If you are a Christian lawyer, please do take note of this rare event in Kuala Lumpur – “Called Beyond the Bar” which is organized by Advocates Malaysia together with Law Offices PrayerNet.

“Come find out how to build strong godly foundations in legal practice.
Come find out if your legal practice is built on a solid foundation or on shifting sand. “

Date: 3 December 2011 (Saturday)

Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm (followed by lunch)

Venue: St Mary’s Cathedral, Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur (next to Dataran Merdeka)

Speaker: Dr Leong Tien Fock

Early Bird: RM30-00 (till 31 October 2011)
Regular: RM40-00
Students/Pupil: RM20-00

Registration Closing Date: 25 November 2011

To register, please contact: Phaik Hoon at 012-3029020 /

For more information please visit

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not unto men” Col 3:23

Brief introduction of speaker:

Dr. Leong Tien Fock is Research Coordinator of Malaysia Campus Crusade for Christ. His research focuses on the application of the OT to contemporary thinking and living. He also serves as Adjunct Lecturer at the East Asia School of Theology, Singapore.

• B.E. (Hons.), Civil Engineering, University of Malaya (1981)
• M.A., Old Testament Studies, Wheaton College Graduate School, Illinois (1989)
• M.A., Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA (1991,1994)

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All Lawyers Should Have An iPad!

October 27th, 2011 · No Comments

This article is contributed by Mr Foong Cheng Leong

Well, this article is not only about the iPad but about other tablets in the market in general. Other tablets such as Samsung Galaxy Tab or Blackberry Playbook are instructive examples, too, but that is not my focus here.

For me, my iPad is probably one of the most useful tools in my practice. It helps me with the following:-

An internet enabled iPad is very useful for quick research. Imagine you’re in Court and you suddenly remember a case which would help your case. You can easily access legal publishing websites such as CLJ, Lexis-Nexis and even British and Irish Legal Information Institute (Baili). On a different note, Lexis-Nexis now has its own iPhone App. I understand that an iPad App for that will be out soon.

You can also store your basic cases and statues in your iPad. Since my practice is only limited to intellectual property matters, I keep a folder of relevant statues such as the Trade Marks Act 1976, Patents Act 1983, Copyright Act 1987, Industrial Designs Act 1996, Franchise Act 1998, Personal Data Protection Act 2010 etc. This allows you to access it quickly without internet connection.

With the right App (such as DropBox) or a proprietary software, you can access your files anywhere. Let say you need to look at a letter for a file, you can view straightaway it on your iPad.

I use DropBox to store my statues and legal cases – divided into various categories. For example, if I want to view a case regarding trade marks, I only need to access my Trade Marks folder.

Dropbox also synchronizes my folders in all my devices. To illustrate, the files that I keep in my PC will be the same as all the files in my iPad when I update the former.

If you have a little bit of money to spend, build a proprietary software or use a reputable software to make your files accessible remotely and securely.

But remember, everything that can be accessed on the internet, although secured by professionals, is not 100% secure. You wouldn’t want to end up like ACS:Law, a UK law firm who had some of their confidential information leaked online after its website was attacked.

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Single Parent’s Trust

May 20th, 2011 · No Comments

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Anita is a divorcee and single mother of two young daughters. It has been very hard for her. “I have no one but myself and my daughters. I have to work 7 days a week as a lecturer in various colleges to provide for my daughters. I am constantly worried about their well being should an accident happen to me or I suffer from serious illness”, Anita told me when I first met up with her in a café in KL city.

Malaysians has seen more divorces throughout the years. In 2002, for every 9.6 marriages registered, there was one (1) divorce. In 2009, for every 6.1 marriages, there was one (1) divorce. While marriages increased by 21% (153,318 to 199,586) from 2002 to 2009, divorces increased by as much as 105% (16,013 to 32,763) during the same period. The National Population and Family Development Board Malaysia counsels 700 to 800 troubled couples a year. The National Registration Department registered 2,706 divorces among non-Muslims in 2002, which subsequently climbed to 5,647 in 2009. Between 2006 and 2009, the divorce rates mostly stagnated at about 5,000 a year. However, seven months into 2010, there were already 7,428 divorce cases registered, way higher than years before.

Single Parent could also be due to unfortunate passing on of a spouse, or single because you decide to adopt a child or you could be the guardian of a young child. Under such circumstances, for effective planning and the well being of the child, it will be suitable to consider setting up a Single Parent Trust.

Usually assets that generate income, such as properties that have rental income, listed company shares, insurance policies, unit trust and cash are placed into the trust. This would allow the trustee to use the proceeds to pay for the children’s expenses for education, medical and maintenance. The Single Parent will act as the Main Trustee and only in the event of death, Total Permanent Disability or mentally ill, your named substitute trustee will continue on with the trust.

There are many advantages of creating a Single Parent Trust:

1. The single parent can ensure what he/she wants is followed to provide regular income to the children for the maintenance, education and medical needs. The trust ensures the assets are used for the intended purpose for the children.

2. The children can get money immediately – as the trustee owns the trust assets, there is no legal process or the need to go through the courts before the trustee can distribute the assets or income to the children.

3. Impartiality and avoidance of dispute – appointment of a trustee company, such as Rockwills Trustee Bhd as substitute trustee ensures that the trust is administered impartially and disputes are therefore avoided.

4. Confidential even to family – the instructions to the trustee stated in the trust deed are private and confidential. This means the courts and the public will not know of the contents of the trust and will not even know that a trust exists. Only the single parent and the trustee will know that a trust is created and the children will know about the contents much later.

5. It is easy to set up and affordable as the setup fee is only one off. There will be no fees charge until the happening of the triggering event mentioned above.

About the Author:
Evanna Phoon, CEO & Founder of is Malaysia’s No. 1 Online Will Writing Service Provider. She is the Franchisee of Rockwills (Non-Muslim Will Writing) and As Salihin (Muslim Will Writing). She has produced more than 200 free video on estate planning & written a book called “66 Items You Need to Know before Planning Your Will” which can be downloaded for Free @ She can be contacted via

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