Kim & Chang is pleased to announce that it was named as “Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal for our firm’s steadfast commitment to pro bono work and for providing phenomenal services in 2016. Also, Kim & Chang is the only Asian law firm to be recognized as one of the top 10 leading law firms in the world for its pro bono services for four consecutive years.
On May 15, 2017, at London’s Plaisterers’ Hall, Who’s Who Legal presented “Pro Bono Firm of the Year” Award to Kim & Chang. This is the first time an Asian law firm has received such recognition.
In awarding Kim & Chang the prestigious award, Who’s Who Legal highlighted our firm's dedication to help support and advance our communities and our nation. Some of the highlighted projects included our work for the Overseas Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation, which helped them locate and preserve Korean artifacts found overseas and of international interest. Also mentioned was our work with the Korea Differently Abled Federation, where our professionals carried out comparative analysis on the regulation of care for the disabled across numerous jurisdictions, as well as analyzing the relevant legislation for the benefit of the Federation’s work.
“It’s a great honor for our firm to have been named as the ‘Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year,' but it also carries with it a heavy responsibility,” said Dr. Young Joon Mok, former Constitutional Court justice and current chairman of the Kim & Chang Committee for Social Contribution. “Going forward, we will keep focusing on what we believe are the focal points of social contribution – being authentic and being consistent, and on being beneficiary-centered in all of our pro bono activities.”
About Who’s Who Legal
Who’s Who Legal, an international legal media affiliated with Law Business Research, has been conducting global surveys on law firms’ pro bono services since 2013.