Quotas--for attorneys? Obviously, the Korean Government has been reading BIDER and they see the writing on the wall [The Wall Reads: "Unemployed and Homeless Attorneys Coming Soon!"]. The Korean Government, unlike the ABA, wants to control the lawyer population--much like New Jersey controls the black bear population. Failure to do so, will result in many ruined lives. The Korea law students are on crack and possibly opium--wanting limitless access to law licenses. They are clearly short-sighted. I actually have more than a few readers from Korea and I advise you to spread my warnings far and wide. You will be us in thirty years. Read below and weep for our comrades:
About 3,000 law school students have signed written pledges to quit their schools in a collective protest against the government’s move to limit the number of lawyer licenses to be issued to graduates.
They staged a large-scale rally against the move in front of the Ministry of Justice in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, Monday, a day ahead of the government’s deliberation to decide on the exact quota for successful test takers in the 2012 bar exam.
They represent more than 80 percent of a total of 3,827 students registered at 25 law schools nationwide.Korea is basically heaven for lawyers:
The dispute began after it was reported that the ministry was considering capping the ratio of successful bar exam takers at around 50 percent of all graduates. Under the government policy to limit the number of new lawyers, only around 1,200 graduates will be given licenses each year. The government and the association of lawyers believe the market is already saturated here and the number of new lawyers should be checked.You don't have to look too far to see the results of doubling and tripling your lawyer population. Nevada? New York? L.A.?
Many lawyers [are] concern[ed] that adding more than 2,000 will lead to a “collapse” of the whole industry.
“Many junior lawyers have struggled to land a job since the government increased the number of successful bar exam takers to 1,000. The situation will get worse if the number of new lawyers is not restricted,” said lawyer Lee Jung-hwan at a recent conference.
He also expressed concerns about the entry of unqualified lawyers into the market. “The government should put priority on how to maintain quality services,” Lee said.That Lee dude is right on the money. 100% of our law student population has no idea how to practice law after graduation...but somehow the ABA is not concerned.
Perhaps, we should do away with the ABA and give the responsibility of governing our profession to the entity that picks us up when we can't find jobs after graduation--the government. After all, they provide out of work attorneys with unemployment benefits and food stamps. The government also causes the problem by funding our educations. Maybe they are best situated to stop the problem by limiting the number of lawyers who may practice the law--going in the front end or out the rear end of the this monster that they have created.
|That's how to get their attention.|