박용진 더불어민주당 의원은 권 변호사에 대한 징계가 가벼운 편이라는 비판을 내며, 법무부에 변협을 관리 감독할 책임이 있다고 지적했다. 이재랑 정의당 대변인도 이 사건에 대해 강한 유감을 표했다.
권 고객은 재판 노쇼 논란에 휩싸인 그는 전날 대한변호사협회로부터 정직 1년의 징계를 받았다. 박용진 더불어민주당 의원은 그를 위해 가벼운 징계라는 비판을 했고, 법무부에 변협을 관리 감독할 책임이 있다고 지적했다. 이재랑 정의당 대변인도 강한 유감을 표했다.
Kwon customer was involved in the controversy of ‘trial no-show’ while taking charge of the argument of school violence victims’ relatives, and received a honest one-year disciplinary action from the Korea Bar Association the previous day. Park Yongjin, a Democratic Party lawmaker, criticized that the disciplinary action for Kwon lawyer was light. He also pointed out that the Ministry of Justice has a responsibility to manage the Korea Bar Association. Lee Jae-young, a spokesman of the Justice Party, also expressed strong regret.
Park lawmaker said that “Out of 487 lawyer disciplinary actions in the last five years, permanent dismissal is only one” and “Minimal consistency, and without any tears or sympathy for the victims’/relatives, the covering of my family”. He urged, “According to the Lawyer Act, the Ministry of Justice has the responsibility to manage the Bar Association. The Ministry of Justice should take action now to prevent the protection of privileges among lawyers”. He said he would review a bill to amend the law to make it possible for the Ministry of Justice to manage and discipline the Bar Association and for the disciplinary requester to submit a disciplinary objection.
Lee Jae-young, the Justice Party spokesman, said at the National Assembly briefing on the same day, “We express strong regret for the Bar Association that decided the punishment for the ‘my family covering’ lawyer’s no-show trial, which resulted in the victim’s faces paying not only the psychological and economic burden of the trial, but also the penalty for the lawyer”. He also criticized that “the Korean Bar Association, which decided the punishment, does not even understand the weight and meaning of its responsibility.”