IMPORTANT: Message from our President
International Association of Korean Lawyers
Dear IAKL Community,
The IAKL board, its officers, and regional governors hope you and your loved ones are well and safe.
2020 has been a very challenging year for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic is still not resolved across the world. Some are doing better. Others are still facing many challenges ahead.
IAKL values the health and safety of our members and community. Accordingly, IAKL has canceled this year’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, California, USA (which was originally scheduled to be held on September 17-20, 2020).
We will use this as an opportunity to develop a new online platform to provide our community with exceptional and useful webinars and other online events. We are also looking into new ways of connecting with old friends and new ones. More details on these platforms will be announced in the next several weeks.
We thank you for your continued support and commitment to IAKL.
President, IAKL Overseas
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.