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    • Senior Legal Advisor
      Kim, Sang-won

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    • Mr. Kim served as Supreme Court Justice of Korea from 1988 to 1994. He was appointed Supreme Court Justice as designated by Chief Justice Lee Il-kyu who took his office with the so called, 2nd wave of judicial reform.
      Before Mr. Kim became a Supreme Court Justice, he served as a professional judge in various courts for decades. But, in 1981, with the start of the new Chun Doo-Hwan regime, a military government Mr. Kim left his office and engaged in private practice for 7 years before he joined the Supreme Court.
      After his term at the Supreme Court, Mr. Kim spent 1 year as a Visiting Scholar at The University of Washington, located in Washington, and when he came back to Korea, he opened a law office with his two sons Kim Joo-Hyun and Kim Joo-Young.
      As a recognized expert in Civil Procedural law, Mr. Kim authored many books and papers in that area. While he was serving as a Presiding Judge in Seoul Central Court in 1974, he received The Award of Korean Legal Culture, the most prestigious award in Korean law society. He was the first to be awarded as a non-scholar.
      Mr. Kim also played pivotal roles in various NGOs. He was the Chairman of Hoseo Educational Foundation, the Child Fund Korea, the Korea Christian Conciliation and Arbitration, and Co-Representative of Citizen’s Movement for Environment Justice, and the National Trust Campaign. He continues to serve as a mentor to attorneys in regards to his legal acumen, warmth and commitment to professionalism. Mr. Kim received his B.A. in Agriculture from Seoul National University and passed the 7th High Ranking Government Officer Exam and the 8th Bar Exam for Judicial Department.

    • CREDENTIALS
      Education
      • Graduated Icheon Jeil High School (Then named Icheon Agricultural High School)
      • B.A., Seoul National University, School of Agriculture ('56)
      • Honorary Doctorate Degree, Hoseo University, School of Law (’02)
      • Honorary Doctorate Degree, Westminster Graduate School of Theology, Theology (‘11)
      Admissions
      • Passed the 7th High Ranking Government Officer Exam ('56)
      • Passed the 8th Bar Exam for Judicial Department ('57)
      Experience
      • Korea Navy Judicial Officer ('57~'60)
      • Judge, Seoul District Court and Seoul High Cour t('60~'70)
      • Presiding Judge, Seoul District Court and Daejon District Court ('70~'75)
      • Chief Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court ('75~'81)
      • Attorney at law ('81~'88)
      • Justice, Supreme Court ('88~'94)
      • Visiting Researcher, University of Washington, School of Law ('94~'95)
      • Board of Directors, Korean Bar Association ('97~'98)
      • Civil Act, Civil Procedure Act Professor, Hoseo University ('96~'02)
      • Civil Act, Civil Procedure Act Professor, Hannam University (‘97~’00)
      • Chairperson, Special Committee on Reform of Civil Act and Civil Execution Act ('99)
      • Co-Representative, Citizens’ Movement for Environment Justice NGO ('99~'00)
      • Co-Representative, National Trust Campaign(‘00~’04)
      • Chairman, Child Fund Korea(`00~'08)
      • Chairman, The Korea Christian Conciliation and Arbitration Institute (`08~`10)
      • Chairman, Il-ga Commemorating Donation Fund (`00~`10)
      • Chairman, Hoseo Educational Foundation (`09~`16)
      • Legal Advisory Counsel, Christian Council of Korea (present)
      • Advisory Counsel, Fareast Broadcasting Corporation (present)
      • Advisory Counsel, National Nature Trust (present)
      • Advisory Counsel, Moral-Re-Armament Initiatives of Change (present)
      • Advisory Counsel, Hannuri Law (present)