Over 70 Percent of Nation's Lawyers Practice in Seoul

Most practicing lawyers in Korea are based in Seoul, with the number exceeding 10,000 as of the end of last year. 

According to the Korean Bar Association on Sunday, a total of 10,474 lawyers provided legal service in the capital in 2013, a four-fold increase from 2000, when the number stood at 2,663.

Those operating in Seoul accounted for 63 percent of the total in 2000, but the share grew to 73.5 percent last year.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 20, 2014 10:15 KST