Seok Rim CHOI

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  • T. +82-2-3404-0654
  • F. +82-2-3404-7686
  • E. seokrim.choi@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Seok Rim Choi was admitted to the Korean Bar and passed the National Higher Civil Service Examination on Legislative Affairs in 1998. After completing the Judicial Research and Training Institute course, Mr. Choi started his career with the National Assembly Secretariat (NAS) in 2001, which was a first for lawyers in Korea. Then he worked at Legislative Office of the NAS (as a legislative officer), Legislation and Judiciary Committee (as a legislative researcher), National Assembly Research Service (as chief of Administrative and Legal Team and chief of Legislation and Judiciary Team), Planning and Coordination Office of the NAS (as an administrative management and legal affairs officer) for 13 years. During that period, he not only handled legislation and budget-related tasks such as drafting laws, reviewing budget and closing of account, and evaluating bills but also took charge of jurisdiction disputes and administrative/civil cases related to the National Assembly.

Mr. Choi is a member of the Research and Analysis Support Committee of National Assembly Research Service and a member of the Administrative Judgment Commission of National Assembly Secretariat. Based on his experience in the National Assembly, he handles tasks related to the National Assembly, such as legislation, and advises and represents clients in connection with overall administrative legal matters, including administrative regulation and judgment. He graduated from Yonsei University (LL.B.) and joined Bae, Kim & Lee LLC after completing the Judicial Research and Training Institute course.

Representative Experience

2012-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2011 Administrative Management and Legal Affairs Officer, Planning and Coordination Office of the Secretariat, National Assembly Secretariat
2009-2011 Chief, Legislation and Judiciary Team, National Assembly Research Service
2009 Chief, Administrative and Legal Team, National Assembly Research Service
2008 Legislative researcher, Legislation and Judiciary Committee, National Assembly
2004-2006 General affairs office, National Assembly Secretariat (in charge of personnel affairs)
2002-2004 Legislative researcher, Legislation and Judiciary Committee, National Assembly
2001 Legislative officer, Legislative Office, National Assembly Secretariat
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2018-Present Korean Bar Association
2012-Present Commissioner, Commission on Administrative Judgment, National Assembly Secretariat
2012-2016 Research and Analysis Support Committee, National Assembly Research Service

Representative Matters

Advised and represented a client in constitutional appeal with respect to the qualification test for foreign-trained dental specialists
Represented a client in the litigation for cancellation of order for price adjustment with respect to prices of textbooks
Advised a client on dealing with the revision of a draft of partial amendment to the Distribution Industry Development Act with respect to business hours
Advised a client on amendment to the Act on Accounting Establishment and Financial Management of National Universities with respect to public official employees
Represented a client in the litigation for cancellation of termination of contract for appointment of adjunct professor
Advised and represented a client in constitutional appeal with respect to the qualification test for foreign-trained dental specialists
Represented a client in the litigation for cancellation of order for price adjustment with respect to prices of textbooks
Advised a client on dealing with the revision of a draft of partial amendment to the Distribution Industry Development Act with respect to business hours
Advised a client on amendment to the Act on Accounting Establishment and Financial Management of National Universities with respect to public official employees
Represented a client in the litigation for cancellation of termination of contract for appointment of adjunct professor
Advised a client on dealing with the amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the Individual Consumption Tax Act and the Local Tax Act with respect to rental cars
Advised a client on amendment to the Enforcement Regulation of the Drinking Water Management Act with respect to water purifiers
Advised a client on the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act
Advised a client on the legislation of the Act on the Account Establishment and Finance Management of National Universities
Advised a client on grievant filed with the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission regarding permit of forestland use conversion to golf course
Advised a client on re-designation of sale support grant for wholesale market corporation
Advised a client on acquisition of non-profit corporation
Advised a client on amendment to the Foreign Trade Act with respect to government-to-government transactions
Advised a client on amendment to the Tourism Promotion Act

Education

2007 Indiana University Law School (LL.M.)
2001 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1995 Yonsei University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Importance and Issues of the Enactment of the Act on Special Cases Regarding Punishment of Sexual Crimes Etc., Korean Journal of Legislative Studies Vol. 16 No. 2 (Serial No. 30), pp. 157-165 (Korea Legislative Studies Institute, 2010)
Constitutional Issues on Abolition of Autonomous District Councils (Co-author, National Assembly Research Service, 2010)
Issues and Solutions of the Problem between Teachers and Students on Protection of Students from Sexual Abuse (Co-author, National Assembly Research Service, 2010)
A Study on Ways to Revise the Act on Testimony, Appraisal, Etc. Before the National Assembly (Co-author, National Assembly Research Service, 2010)
A Study on Problems and Legal Improvement of Self-Auditing System (Co-author, National Assembly Research Service, 2009)
Awards
Presidential Citation (2009)
Citation (Minister of Finance and Economy, 2003)

Qualifications

2001 Korea