The first female high prosecutor Noh Jeong-yeon, ‘first’ with three titles… ‘President’s carpool member’


Roh Jeong-yeon, the 67th new prosecutor, delivers an inaugural address at the inauguration ceremony held at the Jeonju District Prosecutors’ Office in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do on the 13th. 2020.1.13/News 1
Noh Jeong-yeon, chief prosecutor of Changwon District Prosecutors’ Office (55, 25th Judicial Research and Training Institute), who was named as the ‘first female high prosecutor’

In fact, Deputy Minister Lee No-gong (53rd and 26th), the first female vice minister of the Ministry of Justice, is actually the first woman to rise to the rank of ‘High Prosecutor’s Office’. However, it is evaluated that Prosecutor Noh is the first female high prosecutor in the sense that she was not promoted internally but was an outsider.

Graduated from the Department of Law at Ewha Womans University, passed the 35th Judicial Examination and completed the Judicial Training Institute (25th class). Prosecutor Noh is known to have been a ‘carpool member’ with President Yoon when he was a first-time prosecutor at the Seongnam District Office.

Prosecutor Noh was named as the ‘third female prosecutor’ in the history of the prosecution, and also held the title of the first woman/couple prosecutor in the country. His father is Roh Seung-haeng, former chief of the Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office, and his husband is Seong-wook Cho, former chief of Daejeon High Prosecutors’ Office (currently a representative lawyer of Hwawoo Law Firm). In 2005, she made an unusually fixed appearance as an incumbent prosecutor on SBS’s ‘Solomon’s Choice’ program.

In 2020, while serving as the head of the Western District Prosecutor’s Office, lawmaker Yoon Mi-hyang (then affiliated with the Democratic Party of Korea) was indicted without detention on charges of fraud and business embezzlement and breach of trust. After the indictment, in the press release, “Seoul Western District Prosecutor’s Office (Prosecutor Noh Jeong-yeon)… He also made it clear that he was in charge of the investigation by adding the expression ‘I have prosecuted Rep. Yoon.’ In press releases, it is common to write the name of the chief prosecutor in charge of the case.

ΔBorn March 16, 1967 in Seoul ΔSeoul Jungang Girls’ High School ΔEwha Womans University Law Department ΔStanford University Visiting Scholar Course ΔPassed the 35th Bar Exam and completed Judicial Training Center (25th class) ΔSuwon District Prosecutor’s Office Seongnam Branch ProsecutorΔSeoul District Prosecutor’s Office Eastern Branch Prosecutor ΔCheongju District Prosecutor’s Office ΔCheongju District Prosecutor’s Office ΔSeoul District Prosecutor’s Office Northern Branch Prosecutor (dispatched to the Women’s Department) ΔSuwon District Public Prosecutor’s Office ΔHead of the Women’s and Children Division of the Ministry of Justice ΔSuwon District Prosecutor’s Office Prosecutor’s Office ΔHead of the Human Rights Relief Division of the Ministry of Justice ΔSeoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office 2nd Prosecutor General ΔDaejeon District Prosecutor’s Office ΔSeoul Western District Prosecutor’s Office 2nd Criminal Division Prosecutor ΔUijeongbu District Public Prosecutor’s Office Goyang Branch Deputy Chief Prosecutor ΔDaejeon District Public Prosecutor’s Office Cheonan Branch Chief Prosecutor ΔSeoul Western District Prosecutor’s Office Deputy Chief Prosecutor ΔSeoul Western District Prosecutor’s Office Deputy Chief Prosecutor ΔJeonju District Prosecutor’s Office ΔSeoul Western District Prosecutor’s Office

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