York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President Henry M. Greenberg and Seoul Bar
Association President JongWoo Park signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)
between the two organizations on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the 2020 NYSBA Annual
two leaders met during the American Bar Association’s 2019 summer meeting in
San Francisco. There they discussed mutual cooperation and growth, and NYSBA
extended an invitation to the Seoul Bar to meet in New York. The Seoul Bar
Association has 20,500 members, about 74% of all lawyers in Korea.
around the world are more interdependent and deeply connected than ever, and we
must act upon that,” said Greenberg. “It is more important than ever that
lawyers around the world to build relationships and deepen our mutual
understanding. The world needs lawyers everywhere to work together.”
addition to Mr. Park, the Seoul Bar Association delegation will include
SeungMin Lee, director of international affairs, and Hye-ryun Lee, a member of
the international affairs team.
will be greeted by International Section Chair Diane O’Connell and members of
the section’s executive committee, as well as members of NYSBA’s Executive
the International Section’s Regional meeting in Seoul, we have expanded our
efforts to collaborate with the South Korean legal community and look forward
to the next chapter in furthering these relationships,” said O’Connell.
Seoul Bar Association sees the protection of basic human rights and realization
of social justice as a global issue, one that the New York State Bar
Association closely shares.
MOU memorializes the parties’ intent to cooperate in areas of specified in the
MOU. The friendship agreement between NYSBA and the
Seoul Bar Association provides a framework through the two bars can deepen
their mutual knowledge and understanding and continue to develop a positive and
mutually beneficial relationship.
About the New York State Bar
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in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law,
educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the
rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
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