Pro Bono Committee

BKL Pro Bono Committee
Recognizing importance of performing duties as good citizens,
BKL has implemented diverse programs to fulfill law firm’s social responsibilities (LSR) through its pro bono activities.
BKL's Public Interest Activities Committee is dedicated to develop and implement various public interest law support activities and social contribution activities.
To better serve the needs of indigent individuals and nonprofit organizations with limited access to legal services, BKL established its Pro Bono Committee in 2002 to expand our pro bono efforts. many of our attorneys actively participate in a variety of pro bono activities in diverse areas such as legal aid, policy reform, and legislative support. In 2009, BKL formed a nonprofit organization named the Dongcheon Public Interest Foundation to further increase the scope of our pro bono work and help our attorneys make a strong impact on our society and improve the lives of our fellow citizens.
LSR report You can download the latest LSR Report of BKL and Dongcheon.
BKL Pro Bono Committee consists of seven permanent specialized subcommittees as follows:
  • 01 Refugee Matters

    BKL attorneys handle a variety of refugee advocacy matters, and work closely with refugee support centers to address a variety of issues related to refugee cases, including research related to refugee settlement in Korea.

  • 02 Immigration

    BKL provides various forms of legal support for immigrants residing in Korea including general legal counseling, enactment of immigrant-related legislation, and providing educational programs and handbooks.

  • 03 Social Enterprise

    BKL provides a wide array of pro bono services such as legal consultation for social enterprises and legal training for social entrepreneurs.

  • 04 Physically Challenged Persons

    In cooperation with various human rights organizations, BKL attorneys advocate for the rights of physically challenged persons, women and youth and help such traditionally disenfranchised groups rectify matters of discrimination they may face. Our work involves not only individual legal support, but also activities in the area of legal and policy reform as well as education.

  • 05 North Korea

    BKL is responsible for a variety of legal aid projects aimed at assisting North Korean citizens to successfully integrate into South Korean society. Our efforts include, among others, legal counseling, case support for individuals and public organizations, and financial aid to applicable non-government organizations.

  • 06 Women and Youth

    In cooperation with various human rights organizations, BKL attorneys advocate for the rights of physically challenged persons, women and youth and help such traditionally disenfranchised groups rectify matters of discrimination they may face. Our work involves not only individual legal support, but also activities in the area of legal and policy reforms as well as education.

  • 07 Welfare Subcommittee

    BKL’s Welfare Subcommittee works with NGOs to improve the domestic welfare-related legal system, We conduct various focused contribution activities such as public interest litigation and counseling to support the poor and volunteer activities.

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Volunteer Club DasomNamu

Starting with volunteer activities to clean up the oil spill in Taean in 2007, BKL’s volunteer club "DasomNamu" was established by professional and staff members of the Firm in February 2008 for the purpose of conducting volunteer activities. DasomNamu regularly visits and participates in volunteer activities for Uijeongbu Infant Home, and provides diapers and necessary goods to Aeranwon, a shelter for single mothers. In addition, since December 2009, DasomNamu has participated in briquette donations and delivery every year in collaboration with Babsang Community Briquette Bank.