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|16th Chief Justice of the Republic of Korea|
|Assumed office |
25 September 2017
|Nominated by||Moon Jae-in|
|Preceded by||Yang Sung-tae|
|Born||12 October 1959|
Busan, South Korea
|Alma mater||Seoul National University School of Law|
Kim Myeong-soo (Hangul: 김명수; Hanja: 金命洙; born 12 October 1959) is a South Korean judge and the 16th Chief Justice of South Korea, inaugurated on September 25, 2017, succeeding the outgoing Yang Sung-tae.
Kim graduated from the Seoul National University School of Law in 1981, and passed the National Judicial Examination in 1983. He began his career at the Northern Branch Court of Seoul District Court in 1986. In February 2016, he was assigned as the Chief Judge of Chuncheon District. He began his 6-year term as Chief Justice on September 25, 2017, after being elected in a 160-134 vote of parliamentary approval.