The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) held its 2021 general assembly and new year’s meeting virtually on 20 January. The KICA president, Lee Wan-keun, told the meeting that the number of in-house counsel in Korea had reached about 4,000 in 20 years from just eight in 1999.
Lee reported the annual progress of the association in the past year, which included: Hosting a total of 10 webinars for in-house lawyers; opening of a new office; holding public service activities at childcare centres; and signing an alliance agreement with the Japan In-House Lawyers Association (JILA).
“In line with this rapid growth, and changes in the industry, the association has set up a special committee for lawyers to support education, networking and their interests,” said Lee. “I also promise to co-operate closely with the Korean Bar Association in the future.”