|Subject||Attorney Lee, Joon Appointed as New Deputy Secretary General|
On April 9, the Court's President Lee, Kang-Kook appointed Attorney Lee, Joon as the Court's Deputy Secretary General (minister-level) following a conference of Council of Justices on April 5.
The incoming Deputy Secretary General graduated from Dae-Shin High School and Law Faculty of Seoul National University, passed the 25th bar exam and was appointed as judge in 1990, starting his first career in Seoul Civil District Court.
Then he served as judge in Seoul Criminal District Court, Cheongju District Court, Daejeon High Court, Suwon District Court and Seoul High Court. After retiring in October of 1999, he practiced law in the law firm Bae, Kim & Lee LLC while also serving as Legal Director of the Korean Notaries Association and a member of the Consumer Dispute Settlement Commission under Korea Consumer Agency.
With his rational, consistent judgements as judge and "servant leadership" by being a good listener, he has been trusted by his peers, seniors and juniors and has gained respect among members of the legal profession.
After changing his career to become an attorney, Deputy Secretary General Lee became famous for his thorough reasoning in arguments. In 2010, he was assigned to the case of bribery scandals involving prosecutors as an assistant independent counsel, and people appreciated his sincerity and integrity in undertaking relevant press briefings and other public relations work.