We are champions of social responsibility and sustainability.
JIPYONG was the first Korean law firm to publish annual reports
on Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) in 2016. We have also
established a sustainable management council committed to
implementing our CSR policy.
We believe the mission of a lawyer is to defend fundamental human rights and achieve social justice (Article 1 of the Attorney-at-Law Act). The legal profession is that of a public nature (Article 2 of the Attorney-at-Law Act). Law firms bear a heavier social responsibility than any other company. To fulfill social responsibility, we will actively contribute to society and perform pro bono activities, and do our best to advocate for minority rights and ensure social justice. Furthermore, we will organize transparent and democratic corporate governance, actively recruit minorities, including the disabled, North Korean defectors, and women who had to give up their career, and prevent discrimination against any of our members. We will also promote both work and family life, gender equality, and the environment for well-balanced life and work. We will not only comply with high ethical standards but also take the initiative in protecting the environment and vitalizing social economy for sustainable society.
The World Where Flowers Blossom from Law
and Law Sheds Tears
Jipyong believes that a law firm’s purpose is to create not just economic value but also social value. We believe a lawyer’s work is goes beyond providing legal services. We will always keep in mind that we provide our legal advice or represent our clients as if we are in their shoes, and that we may sometimes need to be a mentor to our clients or comfort them. We will strive for a world where law makes flowers bloom and law sheds tears.