Date : November 9, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time : 10am
Court : Kuala Lumpur High Court
Judge : Herladyship Madam Justice Dato Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad
(Petition No: 18-1617-12/2015)
If it pleases you My Lady,
Alex Chang appearing for WONG WAI CHEE Your humble Petitioner.
Your Petitioner, WONG WAI CHEE was born in Perak to the wonderful couple of MR WONG SOOI SIN and MADAM CHOI SEW KAIN who are present with us this morning, I humbly crave leave for them to be recognised.
Your Petitioner is the second and youngest child in the family.
Your Petitioner completed her pre-university education at Seafield Secondary School, Subang Jaya. Your Petitioner then read laws at the Brickfields Asia College and was conferred an LLB degree with Honours. She later completed her Certificate in Legal Practice. Soon after that, the Petitioner began her pupillage in the Law Chamber of Dahlia Lee & Co under the tutelage of my classmate, learned and good friend Ms. Dahlia Lee Wooi Mien.
A little secret about Your Petitioner, before she read laws, she tried her stint at Mathematics and Economics, however, she found out something about the economists which did not appeal to her:
“Economics is the only field that two people can get a Nobel Prize for saying exactly the opposite thing…”
Then she decided, if at all, we are going to say exactly the opposite thing, which is much like the way we argue in court ALL the time. My Lady, the Deputy Public Prosecutor will ask for “Guilty as charged” the defence counsel will say “My client is innocent and should walk free…”, then she thought, she might as well switch course to study LAWS…
My Lady, the rest is history.
On this memorable day, Your Petitioner would like to seize this opportunity to record her appreciation to her parents and grandparents for the unconditional love, financial and moral support throughout her years of studies.
Your Petitioner would also like to express her heart felt appreciation to her close friends and former coursemates, Miss Lau Yuet Sian and Miss Oon Eileen, who have always been there for her through thick and thin.
I think My Lady, her friends may received the thick part and Your Petitioner only keep the thin part…
During her pupillage in the Law Chamber of Dahlia Lee & Co, Your Petitioner was given the opportunities to be involved hands-on amongst others, in a construction and a Court of Appeal matter. These experiences made her realised that being a lawyer is not as easy or glamorous as popular television shows – like Suits and Law & Order… Truth hurts… sometimes.
Be that as it may, Your Petitioner admits that she has chosen her ideal career path as she finds it challenging yet exciting to deal with the clients.
With respect to the Clients, this is how she describes them, quoting Clint Eastwood: the good, the bad and the ugly, all interesting in their own ways.
The clients have challenged her with questions that are always different and intellectually stimulating – sometimes entertaining, but never boring. Her pupillage under the tutelage of Dahlia is undeniably a most rewarding experience.
My lady Your Petitioner would like me record her gratitude towards Ms. Dahlia Lee for accepting Your Petitioner under her wings, imparting skills that have shaped Your Petitioner’s career and professional life by the generous sharing of experience and wisdom.
Based on the training that Your Petitioner had undergone throughout the nine months, and of course My Lady, knowing Dahlia, I have no doubt that Your Petitioner is indeed a fit and proper person to be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.
I believe all papers are in order and that my learned friends have no objections to this Petition.
Wherefore I humbly pray for an order in terms.
I crave leave to invite Ms Dahlia Lee to robe Your Petitioner.