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Constitutional Court Rules Against Ban on Lawyers from Joining Online Legal Service Platform

Constitutional Court Rules Against Ban on Lawyers from Joining Online Legal Service Platform

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the lawyers’ code of conduct banning them from joining online legal counseling platforms, such as LawTalk, is unconstitutional, a decision expected to bring sweeping changes to how law is practiced in South Korea. The ruling is in favor of 60 lawyers and Law&Company, [...]

Prosecutors Dismiss Criticism of Legal Counseling App

Prosecutors Dismiss Criticism of Legal Counseling App

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office dismissed accusations on Wednesday that popular legal counseling application LawTalk and its operator Law & Company Co. violated the Attorney-at-law Act and the Privacy Act. The prosecutors’ office deemed it unreasonable to believe that LawTalk’s method of operation, in which it does not [...]

Bar Association Launches Online Legal Counseling Service as Alternative to LawTalk

Bar Association Launches Online Legal Counseling Service as Alternative to LawTalk

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Bar Association (KBA) launched the operation of its own legal counseling platform after conflict with the private legal counseling application LawTalk. The KBA and the Seoul Bar Association announced on Wednesday that their lawyer information center ‘My Lawyer’ launched a beta service on Feb. 28 and will [...]

Bar Association to Create Online Legal Counseling Service as Alternative to LawTalk

Bar Association to Create Online Legal Counseling Service as Alternative to LawTalk

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Bar Association (KBA) is planning to launch an online legal counseling platform as an alternative to private mobile applications that offer paid legal services, sources said Friday. They said the association has recently formed a task force, jointly with the Seoul Bar Association, to open such a [...]

Attorneys Clash with Legal Platforms over Income Issues

Attorneys Clash with Legal Platforms over Income Issues

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Judicial groups and legal platforms are edging towards an all-out dispute. The Korean Bar Association (KBA) held a board meeting early this month, deciding to ban lawyers from joining promotion platforms starting in August. Those who violate the decision will be penalized. LawTalk, South Korea’s leading promotion platform for [...]