The 1st Chief Justice KIM Byung-ro
1887. 12. Born in Sunchang, Jeollabuk-do
1913. Meiji University, LL.B.
1915. Nihon University, LL.B.
1919. Judge of Busan District Court, Miryang Branch
1920. Private practice in Seoul
1923. Defended in a case against Euieyoldan(an armed organization for national independence)
1926. President of the Chosun Bar Association, defended the Korean June 10th National Movement
1934. Attorney license suspended (for 6 months), stayed in Chang-dong, Seoul
1937. Defended in a case against Ahn Chang-ho
1946. Appointed as the head of Judicial Department of the United States Military Government
1948. The 1st Chief Justice of the Republic of Korea and chairman of the Korean Code Compilation Committee
1949. Special Presiding Judge at the Special Investigation Committee on Anti-national Activities
1957. Retired as Chief Justice
Appointed as the first Chief Justice of the Republic of Korea, former Chief Justice KIM Byung-ro established the foundation of the Korean Judiciary and drafted basic laws including the Civil Code, the Criminal Code, and the Code of Criminal Procedure as a chairman of the Korean Code Compilation Committee. He is referred as ¡®a teacher of law professionals¡¯ and ¡®the foundation of the Judiciary.¡¯