Korean In-house Counsel Association opens first permanent office

KICA president Lee Wan-keun (centre) with vice presidents Chae Jooyup (left) and Yang Jong-yoon at the association’s new office

The Korean In-house Counsel Association (KICA) opened its first permanent office on 21 May in a positive sign for the association’s expansion. KICA president Lee Wan-keun officially opened the new office in the Lawyers’ Education and Culture Centre, in Seocho-dong, Seoul.

He was joined at the opening ceremony by vice presidents Chae Jooyup and Yang Jong-yoon, as well as the KICA’s office working staff.

“Today is a very exciting and memorable day to elevate the KICA one step higher, by opening up a permanent office,” said Lee. “The KICA will continue to support its contribution to society by enhancing KICA’s capability and expertise.”

The Seoul Bar Association has supported the KICA in its new office by allowing an office space for the association at the Lawyers’ Education and Culture Centre.

In other news, the KICA co-hosted its Eighth In-House Counsel Academy with the Seoul Bar Association from 16-23 April, with more than 200 lawyers enrolled. The academy was prepared by the KICA’s academic division, and provided six courses to meet increasing interest and demand from in-house counsel.

The association said that the academy conducted lectures with experts in a variety of topics, and included major legal issues within corporations, but also issues that have recently been identified in other legal fields.

The academy was successfully completed and the KICA says it intends to continue endorsing what it sees as a valuable programme.