The Disciplinary Board was officially established in 1992 under Section 93 of the Legal Profession Act, 1976.
The Disciplinary Board comprises :-
- The Chairman appointed by the Chief Judge of Malaya after consultation with the Bar Council;
- The President of the Malaysian Bar or any member of the Bar Council as his representative; and
- 15 practitioner members of the Malaysian Bar of not less than 10 years’ standing appointed by the Chief Judge of Malaya after consultation with the Bar Council.
The Disciplinary Board adjudicates on complaints of professional misconduct by an advocate and solicitor or a pupil or a foreign lawyer registered under section 40J of the Legal Profession Act, 1976.