Foreign Legal Consultant

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Foreign Legal Consultants (Korean: 외국법자문사; Chinese: 外國法諮問士) are lawyers from foreign countries licensed to practice law in South Korea.


Before becoming a Foreign Legal Consultant, a lawyer must:

  • be admitted to the bar in a foreign jurisdiction,
  • have at least three years of experience practicing law in that jurisdiction (one year of which may be spent working in South Korea), and
  • show that reciprocity exists with their home jurisdiction, i.e. that a Japanese attorney could become similarly qualified to practice there (this condition is waived for lawyers admitted in WTO member states).


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