A brief guide to Locum Legalis
The icon with 3 horizontal bars on the top left corner opens the Menu, which in turn gives you access to the tabs described below.
First, enter your Profile details. We collect certain information to verify that all users are active practicing members of the Malaysian Bar. So please complete all your particulars to avoid delay in approving your account. Failure to include your Payment and Bank Details will result in delay in either making payment or receiving payment.
Be sure to go to Settings. This allows you to set which States you want to receive notifications for. For example, you can choose to receive MOB job notifications for only Selangor and Kuala Lumpur instead of the whole country.
Once your account is verified, you will have full access to Locum Legalis.
Find a Locum to MOB for you either locally or out of state
There are 2 ways you can do this. You can either put out a MOB request or look for a Locum yourself.
To put out a MOB request, go to Request. Then enter the date, session (morning or afternoon), court location and type, the Locum fee and a brief description of the MOB appointment. Press the Locum button at the bottom. If there is a match, you will be notified that a lawyer has taken up your MOB request. If there is no match, your request will show in To-Do as pending.
To look for a Locum yourself, go to Community. Here is a list of all the Locums available for the next 7 days at the various locations throughout Malaysia. Type in the location of your MOB at the bottom. That will narrow down the Locums available to the specific area you are looking for. Select your choice of Locum and press Request.
Instruct a Locum
Go to your To-Do tab. This lists all the MOB jobs you have taken up and the MOB jobs you have given out. Clicking on any current job will open a chat box. You can send your instruction, photos or documents from your Dropbox account to brief your Locum.
The Email Chat button sends both parties the transcript of the chat. This can be used as proof of the MOB appointment.
The Bill button is to make payment to the Locum through Locum Legalis. Payment records can be viewed in the Payments tab.
Be a Locum
If you want to MOB for others, there are 2 ways you can go about this.
The first way is to take a look at the Search list. This shows all pending and matched requests for which the latter is only shown for 3 days. You can select to do any pending requests.
Go to Calendar. Put in the court session, area, and number of days for each place. Please ensure you are able to attend all appointments MOB appointments you take. Founded complaints about failure to attend a MOB appointment taken up results in an immediate ban against the Locum.
Your availability will be reflected in Community. These will show you also all those other Locums and the fee they have made themselves available for.
You must cancel a MOB request if it is no longer needed as long as it was not taken up.
Track past payments, made and received in Payments.