The International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) connects lawyers of Korean heritage from around the world!
The International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) began in 1987 when a group of lawyers from Korea and lawyers of Korean descent came together in Seoul, Korea, in connection with an international conference sponsored by the World Peace Through Law Association. Those lawyers decided to form an organization, IAKL, whose primary purpose was to promote communication and friendship between lawyers of Korean heritage around the world.
Since its first conference in 1988 in New York City, the IAKL has held annual conferencesthat have brought together participants with diverse backgrounds Korean citizens; first, second, and third generation Korean-Americans; Koreans living in Canada, Australia, Brazil, Panama, Argentina, Japan, Europe, and other places; and attorneys from big and small law firms, corporations, law schools, governments, public interest organizations, and the judiciary. The conferences have included bilingual-translated panel discussions on various topics concerning the legal system, the political world, and public service obligations. Not neglecting the need to socialize, the conferences always feature fine dining, cultural events, and golf as well.