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Introduction
As the court of last resort of in the Republic of Korea, the Supreme Court is highest judicial tribunal in the nation. There are three tiers of courts in Korea - the districts courts, including the family court and the administrative court, the courts of original jurisdiction; high courts, the intermediate appellate courts; and the Supreme Court, the highest court.

The Supreme Court is comprised of the Chief Justice and 13 Justices, serving as the final and highest tribunal regarding civil, criminal, family, administrative and military cases. The court's opinions are acknowledged to be the most authoritative precedents providing standards for the interpretation of laws, while contributing to the development of legal theories and practices.

The National Court Administration is headed by the Minister who concurrently serves as a Justice. The Minister, under the direction and supervision of the Chief Justice takes charge of the administration of the judiciary including the organization, budget and facilities. The Minister does not sit on the bench in the Supreme Court trials.

The Supreme Court places top priority on fair trials trusted by the people, and is making efforts to improve the trial system and services for the public, so that this ideal can be brought realized. At the same time, the court continues its endeavors to promote the advancement of the Korean legal system to the world, while learning about the legal systems of other countries.
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