Seoul Bar Association

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HISTORY

history of seoul bar association

The legal profession in Korea in modern sense was established on November 8, 1905 through the enactment of the ”Lawyers Act” as law No. 5 of the Korean Empire. “Hansung Bar Association” was established on September 23, 1907 and had become the parent of present Seoul Bar Association. At one time several bar associations had existed in Seoul, but they became unified to Current Seoul Bar Association in early 1980s. This name continues to be used today.

predent ~ 2009
2013
07.
  • Opened the Conference rooms on 5th floor of Seoul Bar Association Building
06.
  • Signed an MOU with the Seoul Metropolitan Policy Agency to support the children of police officers who have died in the line of duty. Introduced Lawyer’s Card (a membership card).
2012
06.
  • Extended the Mediation Center
2011
12.
  • 'Dasarang' opens as a Hub of Lawyer Offices
06.
  • Ordinary Citizen's Financial Damage Support Center opens
03.
  • Press Center opens
2010
08.
  • Council for the Support of Foreigners embroiled in Domestic Lawsuits is launched
2009
06.
  • Community by Specialty Area is launched
03.
  • Young Lawyers Council is launched Special Committee for Policy Advisory, Special Committee for In-house Lawyers and Publicity Advisory Committee are established
  • Task Force team for Compliance Supporter System and the legal charge officer system are established
02.
  • Mission 'SBA: trusted by citizens and beloved by members' is established
  • Execution Agreement for assistance for low income group children with Dong-a Ilbo is signed

2008 ~ 2000
2008
05.
  • The Mr. Defend and Ms. Right Counsel launched
  • The Youth Protection Activities Support Counsel launched
  • The Legal Assistance Project for Settlement of North Korean Defectors enforced
2006
12.
  • The Minor Civil Claims Assistance Counsel launched
  • The Minor Civil Claims Arbitration system enforced
05.
  • The SBA motto: “Advocating Human Rights: Advancing Justice” and the SBA characters established
03.
  • The Bankruptcy Discharge Assistance Counsel launched
2004
10.
  • The Foreign Law Training Institute opened
01.
  • The Securities and Finance Training Institute opened
2002
11.
  • The Tax Training Institute and the Patent Training Institute opened
01.
  • The SME/Venture Business Assistance Counsel established
2001
10.
  • The Honorary Teachers by Lawyers system enforced
04.
  • The Duty Lawyer’s Police Station Tour system enforced
2000
03.
  • The Pro Bono Legal Counseling Center opened on the 1st floor of the General Court Complex of Seoul

1999 ~ 1991
1999
03.
  • The total Legal Center expanded and opened, the Legal Counseling Center for Women established, and public service functions integrated
1996
06.
  • The SME Assistance Counsel, the first in Korea, launched
05.
  • Relocated to the current Bar Association Building(5 stories both above and under the ground) at 1718-1 a Secho-dong Secho-gu, Seoul korea
1994
12.
  • The Legal Center for Migrant Workers in Korea opened
02.
  • The monthly magazine first published
1993
05.
  • The duty lawyer system, the first in Korea, established; the duty lawyer control room opened
1991
05.
  • Relocated to the Seocho Annex at 1553-1 Seocho-dong Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea

1985 ~ 1962
1985
01.
  • The Bar Association Building built in Dangju-dong, jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
1983
03.
  • Renamed the Seoul Bar Association under the revised Lawyers Act
1980
07.
  • The Seoul Bar Association and the First Seoul Bar Association merged; The consolidated Association of Seoul Lawyers founded
1974
06.
  • The Second Seoul Bar Association and the Capital Bar Association above dissolved due to failure to reach the membership required by law
1969
02.
  • The Capital Bar Association founded
1962
06.
  • The Second Seoul Bar Association founded out of the Incheon Chapter of the Seoul Bar Association
03.
  • The Pro Bono Legal Counseling Center, the first in Korea, opened

1960 ~ 1906
1960
10.
  • The First Seoul Bar Association Founded
1948
07.
  • Renamed the Seoul Bar Association under the promulgated Lawyers Act
1945
11.
  • The Seoul Chapter of the Chosun Bar Association founded
1936
06.
  • The two bar associations above merged to become the Kyungsung Bar Association with 146members
04.
  • The Kyungsung Chosun Bar Association renamed the First Kyungsung Bar Association
1921
10.
  • The Chosun Bar Association Founded
1909
07.
  • Renamed the Kyungsung Bar Association
1907
09.
  • Foundation of the hansung bar Association authorized
1906
03.
  • Hong Jae Gi, Lee Myen Woo, Jeong Myeong Seob lawyers registered for practice