10 Things I Wish I’d Known as a Young Lawyer

I will be speaking at the University of Malaya Law Career Convention 2014 tomorrow from 12-1pm on a topic entitled “10 Things I Wish I’d Known as a Young Lawyer.” You can click over to my Prezi presentation (I can’t seem to embed it anymore to WordPress).

Also, I set out below a list of recommended reading which I will be referring to in my talk tomorrow.

List of Recommended Further Reading

Good English

Read Widely, Store Knowledge

  • Kehakiman website for the latest unreported Malaysian appellate authorities.
  • UK Supreme Court for recent Supreme Court decisions and the useful Press Summaries.
  • Lexis MLJ alerts and CLJLaw alerts.
  • LoyarBurok for legal-related posts and current affairs.
  • Modern Advocacy Perspectives from Singapore – each chapter is written by a Senior Counsel to shed their thoughts and tips on the litigation process.
  • Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury: Greatest Closing Arguments in Modern Law – in particular, the closing arguments for the Nurenberg trial is awe-inspiring.

Embrace Technology

  • Inbox Zero.
  • Feedly for cloud RSS.
  • Storage of all information, contacts and calender on the cloud.
  • Desktop search engines.

Gaining Commercial Knowledge

Finding Your Passion

Significance of the Malaysian Bar

Other recommended reading

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